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    Obama Disregards What Hispanics and All Americans Need to Achieve American Dream

    As expected, President Obama spoke about mobility and illegal immigration at his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Disappointingly, he ignored growing academic agreement on what it takes for Americans, including those of Hispanic origin, to have a shot at the American Dream. Basically, a child’s mobility—his or her … More

    The Ticket to the American Dream: School Choice

    “School choice wasn’t the difference between two schools; it was the difference between two different paths of life,” said Friendship Collegiate Academy senior Daniel Spruill at the 2014 National School Choice Week whistle-stop event in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night. In its fourth year, National School Choice Week (NSCW) celebrates … More

    Restaurant Owner With Down Syndrome Captures The American Dream

    You might not expect a child with Down syndrome to grow up and become a small-business owner — but that’s exactly what Tim Harris did. From the time he was 14 years old, his parents say, Harris was determined to own a restaurant. His dream came true several years ago … More

    What You Need to Know About the Left's Big Issue for 2014

    Do a Google News search for “income inequality” and it will remove any doubt that this is already the political issue of 2014. The left has been gearing up for months. The liberal Center for American Progress launched a new center devoted to the subject, and President Obama has been … More

    Two Charter Schools That Are Preserving the American Dream

    In addition to a good education, strong social relationships are also essential for a child’s upward economic mobility. The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) and The Propel School are especially successful at educating their students in part because they work to improve their students’ social capital. “Social capital” refers to … More

    What Obama Got Right and What He Got Wrong on Economic Mobility

    When it comes to economic mobility, the President often starts out by making some statements that Republicans and Democrats have always agreed on, such as: While we don’t promise equal outcomes, we have strived to deliver equal opportunity—the idea that success doesn’t depend on being born into wealth or privilege, … More

    How Obamacare Will Try to Control What You Eat

    Did you know there are 34 million different ways to make a Domino’s pizza? Mary Lynne Carraway can’t fit that on a menu board. But that’s what Obamacare says she has to do: Put up a menu board in each of her 60 Domino’s stores that tells people the calorie … More

    Morning Bell: 6 Reasons Why the National Debt Keeps Rising

    Out-of-control spending by Congress and the Obama Administration has once again maxed out the latest debt limit—a nearly $17 trillion burden that harms job growth, gives special interests a pass, and lowers American families’ personal income. Inspired by Dave Ramsey’s recent post “6 Reasons People Stay in Debt,” we compiled … More

    Morning Bell: Is America Still the Land of Labor?

    For all the talk these days of how to revive our supposedly moribund American Dream, it took a college dropout-turned-actor to state the obvious. “I believe that opportunity looks a lot like work,” Ashton Kutcher recently said at the Teen Choice Awards. “I never had a job in my life that I … More

    Dreaming of Equality of Opportunity, Not Outcome

    In the United States, dreams have a funny way of becoming reality. That’s what makes the American dream so powerful. It’s renewed, and usually achieved, in each new generation. It’s been more than 50 years now since Martin Luther King Jr. described his goal of equality of opportunity for all … More