Sixty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that the Sixth Amendment’s right to counsel requires a state to provide a competent attorney to any indigent person the state charges with a serious crime.
Category Archives: Opinion
Eli Lilly Slashed Insulin Prices. This Starts a Race to the Bottom | Opinion
When drugmaker Eli Lilly announced Wednesday it will slash the list price for some of its insulin products the news raised questions about what will happen to other efforts to provide low-cost insulin.
The Next Step in School Funding: A Rural-Urban Coalition to Achieve Educational Equity | Opinion
Educational equity and justice will require more than a historical court ruling. It will require legislative action—something that has eluded Pennsylvania educators for over a century.
Pa. Has an Unprecedented Opportunity to Fix Public School Funding. We Can’t Miss It | Opinion
In a monumental ruling earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled that our commonwealth’s current system of school funding is unconstitutional.
What’s Driving Shifts in Higher Ed Leadership? Social Pressures, Pandemic Exhaustion and Declining Enrollment | Opinion
Amid leadership changes at six of 11 local higher education institutions, academia looks to spread its benefits beyond the campus boundaries.
Where Have All the Small Medical Practices Gone? | Opinion
It was all about people, good solid care, hard work and the honor of being part of my patient’s life.
Addressing Medical Debt During Health Literacy Month
This October – Health Literacy Month – Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) is sharing information that Pennsylvanians can use to help keep their out-of-pocket health care costs low and avoid medical debt.
How Efforts to Recover Indigenous Languages Also Revitalize Culture, History and Identity | Opinion
How were Indigenous languages lost? Many actions throughout history put pressure on tribal communities to abandon the use of their languages.
It’s Yom Kippur. What is the Holiday? How is it Observed? | Opinion
The Jewish High Holidays — Rosh Hashana (which already has passed) and Yom Kippur — are upon us.
How to Keep Kids Curious, Five Questions Answered | Opinion
Curiosity is a natural capacity, present in nonhuman animals as well as in humans from a very young age.