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Changing Times

Changing Times

Built in 1805, this building is the original site of the Canterbury Female Boarding School. Now it houses a different classroom where anyone is openly admitted. People come to learn…

The Toxic Impact of Culture Wars on Policy

The Toxic Impact of Culture Wars on Policy

I certainly do not know how to end the culture wars, but, I do know those of us privileged to teach the next generation of public leaders need to prepare…

Celebrating 50 Years of International and Comparative Public Administration

<strong>Celebrating 50 Years of International and Comparative Public Administration</strong>

To all of our past and current members, to ASPA and its leadership team and to public administrators around the world, we thank you for your support over these past…

Where Does Evidence-informed Governance Go From Here?

Where Does Evidence-informed Governance Go From Here?

Rather than despairing, we should build on what the field has learned and take heart from the success stories that have been found. A key step forward would be for university…

Equity: Time to Get Real (Part II)

<strong>Equity: Time to Get Real (Part II)</strong>

Plenty of resources exist to help us meet the challenges of making government equitable for all its people and to remedy past inequities and discrimination. The only thing left is…

Rethinking the Policy Pie and Unintended Consequences

<strong>Rethinking the Policy Pie and Unintended Consequences</strong>

Targeted interventions through policy making that allow governments to examine equality and equity at the same time, yet recognize them as different measures, can help reduce unintended consequences such as…

Ask Chatgpt if Government Is Ready for the Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

Ask Chatgpt if Government Is Ready for the Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

public servants must be careful in how they use AI tools. Like spreadsheets, AI tools are neither good nor bad. It’s how the tools are used that can be ethical…

Leveraging Partnerships: Realms of Collaboration

Leveraging Partnerships: Realms of Collaboration

A better understanding of collaboration, cooperation and coordination may support us leveraging our strengths and the strengths of others to better achieve our shared goals. …

The 14th Amendment – Nuclear Option or Tough Love to Resolve the Debt Ceiling Crisis?

<strong>The 14<sup>th</sup> Amendment – Nuclear Option or Tough Love to Resolve the Debt Ceiling Crisis?</strong>

As I have written before, it is time for the White House and Congress to get serious about Federal spending and revenue (tax policy). Along these lines, I would endorse…

Are Public Schools and Universities Meeting Student Needs?

Are Public Schools and Universities Meeting Student Needs?

As debates over education at the K-12 and college levels continue, polls such as these can help provide policymakers with the information they need to make decisions as they work…

Plastic Recycling vs. Climate Change: Part 3 – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Plastic Recycling vs. Climate Change: Part 3 – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

My primary recommendations are to abandon recycling most plastics and all glass, and try to increase recycling of mixed metals and kitchen waste. On net, I believe the result would…

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