Fractured Communities and the Path to Happiness

In my recent interview for PolitiPeeps, I sat with Larry Sharpe to discuss happiness. With changing times, each new generation faces challenges that align with the culture, technology, and other characteristics of the period. He says change is a constant, but this time around the changes are profoundly different. Social media has fractured every aspect […]

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 How to Decrease Poverty in America

The minimum wage was initiated to challenge poverty. Yet, even at $15 per hour, is it more than just a temporary fix? I sat with Larry Sharpe to learn more about his method for decreasing poverty in America: ownership. Small Business Ownership Larry said that there is a systemic lack of ownership that’s noticeable in […]

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 Should we ban shooting sports in schools?

Should we ban shooting sports in schools? Some legislators in Albany think so. I recently learned of Bill A10428 which would ban archery, rifle and all other shooting sports from New York public schools statewide.  Assemblywoman Rosenthall (D-Manhattan) believes this will make children safer by never teaching them anything about shooting sports and will reduce […]

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 The Price of Free College: How Excelsior Pushes Education Costs Ever Upward

It’s understandable why many people get enthusiastic over the idea of free college. In New York state, college students in 2016 graduated with an average $30,346 of loan debt, so undoubtedly the opportunity to avoid paying tuition out of pocket sounds like an attractive plan. But is “free” college, like the New York Excelsior Scholarship, really […]

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 Innovation and Change in Education

Education is one of the most essential experiences we demand for ourselves and our children. Whether it is teaching manners, arithmetic, or how to succeed in life, we want the most outstanding education possible. The goal is the same for most people: personalized, accessible, and affordable schooling that leads to success in the workforce, and […]

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