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Civility and Noblesse Oblige

Civility hardly seems conceivable to many in our day, because they have forgotten the history of political and religious conflict that preceded the American founding and establishment of our Constitution. Even more, they have forgotten an attitude that seems obsolete in these rancorous times: noblesse oblige—literally, “nobility obliges.”...
Tags: charity, civility, noblesse oblige, The Imaginative Conservative,

Conservatives are Wrong to Dismiss Feminism

In the six months since the #MeToo movement began, conservatives have, at times rightly, questioned or criticized some aspects of it. But too often they have wrongly downplayed, ignored, or completely dismissed the impetus of the movement. Those on the right should not ignore this movement or its concerns; there is a greater need for feminism in the United...
Tags: #MeToo, conservatism, feminism, National Review,

No, the ‘Real Gender Wage Gap’ isn’t 51 Percent

For decades, the term “gender wage gap” has referred to the difference in median earnings between full-time working women and full-time working men. Unfortunately, the term is becoming confused again, thanks to a headline-making report released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The study claims that the wage gap has been woefully...
Tags: gender, gender wage gap, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, National Review,

Intergenerational Poverty in Utah, 2018

Over the past six years, the state has made progress addressing intergenerational poverty. The progress is not being made through the establishment of new government programs or significant increases in financial resources. Rather, it has been through the slow development of an equitable system designed to ensure opportunity for all Utah children....
Tags: Department of Workforce Services, early childhood development, high-quality child care, intergenerational poverty,

How Utah’s Child Care Shortage Impacts the Gender Wage Gap

When women can’t find child care, whether because it’s unavailable or unaffordable, some turn to jobs that may pay less but offer greater mothering flexibility, while others leave the workforce entirely, forgoing their current salary as well as future earning potential. Those factors contribute heavily to the gender wage gap, with Utah’s...
Tags: child care, gender wage gap, women in the workforce,

Possible Civil Rights Violations at Utah Elementary and High Schools

There at least 23 open investigations into alleged civil rights violations — most on the basis of disability, sex or race — in elementary and high schools across seven Utah school districts that receive federal funding. For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education has released a searchable database of ongoing cases at the K-12 level — a step...
Tags: Civil rights violations, disabled students, Michael Clara, racial discrimination, Utah schools,

County Plans Overview, 2017

From September 2016 to June 2017, thirteen Utah counties were selected by Utah’s Department of Workforce Services (DWS) to develop local strategic plans to address high rates of intergenerational poverty. These thirteen local plans can be found in their entirety here. A summary or overview of the plans created by DWS explains commonalities between...
Tags: County intergenerational plans, Utah department of workforce services,

Intergenerational Poverty in Utah, 2017

Under the leadership of Utah’s Lieutenant Governor, leaders in 11 rural counties and two urban counties were engaged to develop local plans that align with the Commission’s goals to reduce IGP among Utah children and their families. The focus on local solutions recognizes the strengths and unique challenges that exist within communities to address...
Tags: county IGP plans, early childhood educt, in-home visits, intergenerational poverty, mentors, Utah department of workforce services,

The Dignity Gap

For some Americans, dignity isn’t a right so much as it’s a commodity. Or at least it is according to Arthur Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Institute, who makes this argument in his article for Foreign Affairs, “The Dignity Deficit: Reclaiming Americans’ Sense of Purpose.” Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke to Brooks about...
Tags: American Enterprise Institute, Arthur Brooks, dignity, welfare reform,

Intergenerational Trauma Among American Indians

Trauma has been garnering more and more attention over the past few years, with the rampant climb of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the understanding of what can cause it. Intergenerational trauma among American Indians is an area of study that has just started to generate attention from communities inside Indian country, academia and the medical...
Tags: American Indians, intergenerational trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma,

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