Age-ism: A Reality for Teachers Today, Despite Shortages

This post went viral. Nancy Bailey points out that several Presidential candidates are “old,” compared to most teachers. “Jeb Bush is 62. Hillary Clinton is 67. Donald Trump is 69 and Bernie Sanders is 73. If these individuals were teaching in a public school, and not famous politicians, what would you bet that they’d still […]

Would You Rather Lose Your Morals or Your Memory?

When Nina Strohminger was a teenager, her grandmother had dementia. “Before she got sick, she was not a very nice person,” Strohminger said. “One of the first things that went when this disease was taking hold is she became really, really nice. I just remember her stopping me one day and saying ‘Nina, your skin […]

Policy Basics: Top Ten Facts about Social Security

Eighty years after President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935, Social Security remains one of the nation’s most successful, effective, and popular programs. It provides a foundation of income on which workers can build to plan for their retirement.  It also provides valuable social insurance protection to workers who become disabled […]