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The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time? In Defense of School Choice
Kody Wayne Cooper and Lucien Ellington , Public Discourse

Faced with a national educational disaster that permanently cripples so many of America’s neediest children’s life chances, it is not “anti-public school” to advocate for voucher experiments. It is true to our republican aspirations to enable at least some of these kids the chance to attend a private school.

America’s Best Defense Against Socialism
Matthew Continetti, National Review

When it comes to preventing socialism, diversity really is our strength.

School Choice Breaks the Poverty Cycle, Not ‘Adversity Scores’
Mary Clare Amselem, The Daily Signal

American universities have hailed themselves as meritocracies. However, recent events call this claim into question.

40% of Americans don’t have $400 in the bank for emergency expenses: Federal Reserve
Soo Youn, ABC News

Almost 40% of American adults wouldn’t be able to cover a $400 emergency with cash, savings or a credit-card charge that they could quickly pay off, a Federal Reserve survey finds.

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Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).