Perhaps, but given the paucity of data about its value in the workplace as a driver of greater achievement and advancement, the truth is we don’t know. A snapshot of one recent year shows that 760,000 master’s degrees were awarded. So, does this give you a leg up on someone who has only achieved a bachelor’s? Mark Schneider, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, says that depends on a range of factors, including where you live, where you attained the master’s and what your area of concentration was. One thing is for certain. Colleges and universities see this degree as a cash cow and we explain why that’s the case. More knowledge is good for its own sake, of course, but before you shell out $40,000 to $80,000 to earn the degree, you might want to listen to this episode.
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That’s the name of a new report from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and it reminds us that the trend is toward more encampments for those without permanent housing. The primary reason is that we have not built enough affordable housing to keep up with the demand. And, yet, our approach to solving the problem often is to criminalize those who find themselves out on the streets. (And even to arrest good neighbors who try to assist in feeding those who are dispossessed.) We explore different approaches that cities are taking to the problem with Attorney Eric Tars, of the Center, who is the lead researcher on this report.
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If you haven’t yet checked out our recent Renters’ Rights report, please do! This provides an excellent take on how to prevent homelessness in the first place.
Like many of us, you’re wondering what the fuss is all about when it comes to Bitcoin. It’s part of something we’ve long heard was on the horizon–a cashless society. Perhaps, you hear terms like ‘Bitcoin wallets’ or block-chains and your eyes glaze over. We asked Mark Jamison, of the American Enterprise Institute, to break it all down for us and let us know the basics about Bitcoin–its advantages and disadvantages and what kind of play we can expect in the entire field of cryptocurrency in the period ahead. He lays it all out in very clear terms, though you may want to listen more than once to make certain the concepts resonate.
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It’s fair to say the answer to that question for many of us is a long time ago. Given the rapid, almost unimaginable, disruption in every sector, caused by technology, how could schools remain immune from this? Or are they? One of our listeners asked that we look at the future of public education. In order to do that, we step back and walk you through the role of public education in our society and bring you to the present and beyond regarding the expectations we have in preparing our children for an uncertain future. Jonathan Costa, author of ‘Digital Learning for All, Now: A School Leader’s Guide for 1:1 on a Budget’. We take the jargon out of education parlance and break it down for you in ways that help you to frame questions and thoughts as you go to your next school board meeting or have the one on one with your child’s teacher.
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