Kevin C. Peterson, a senior fellow at the Center for Collaborative Leadership at UMass Boston, says the very public squabbling among the children of Martin Luther King, Jr., is an affront to their father's legacy.
Professor of Counseling and School Psychology Gonzalo Bacigalupe, who is also a Newton Public Schools parent, writes about how the pressurized high school culture may be contributing to a recent rash of teen suicides.
Nigel Hamilton, senior fellow at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies and author of a forthcoming two-volume biography on President Franklin Roosevelt, looks back at FDR's decision to overrule his secretary of war in the months leading up to World War II.
A new study co-authored by Center for Social Development and Education Director Gary Siperstein finds that most Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities remain shut out of the workforce, despite changing attitudes and billions of dollars spent on government programs to help them.
Associate Professor of Economics Arjun Jayadev co-authored this piece highlighting the link between economic inequality and the amount of "guard labor" in a nation's work force. Jayadev cites statistics showing the U.S. has an equal number of private security guards and high school teachers.
Rachel Rubin, director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture and Society at UMass Boston, talks about recent commercials featuring mixed-race families and a multilingual performance of "America the Beautiful." Do commercials have their finger on the pulse of the nation?