Research and Reports

The Challenge of SDG 4: Ethics in Action Report

This article is a summary of the topics and issues addressed in the Ethics in Action conference at the Vatican during October of 2017. These topics include:

  • The challenge of SDG4: inclusive, equitable, quality education for all

  • A new approach to education—applying insights from neuroscience

  • Education for 21st century challenges

  • The importance of moral education

  • Religious perspectives on education

Medicare for All vs. All the Healthcare That Each Can Afford

This paper from the National Nurses Union and the Sanders Institute examines the U.S. healthcare system as it is currently, as it would be under the American Health Care Act, and how it could be under a Medicare for all single payer healthcare system.

"A Medicare-for-all health plan would provide comprehensive healthcare benefits for all medically appropriate care without regard to income, employment, or health status." In comparison, the American Health Care Act is market-driven and is "leaving increasingly more people at the mercy of the market."

The paper concludes that "Now is the time to take on our market-driven system and fight for an improved and expanded Medicare for all."

*This is a joint research/education project of National Nurses United and The Sanders Institute.

Race In The U.S. Fact Sheet

This fact sheet about race in the U.S. answers the following  questions:

1) What is race?

2) What is racism?

3) What are some examples of racism in the law?

4)Many of those are historical examples, is racism still a problem now?

Healthcare Fact Sheet

This fact sheet about Healthcare in the U.S. answers the following questions:

1) What does the healthcare system look like in the U.S.?

2) How does the U.S. healthcare system compare to other countries?

3) Where is the U.S. healthcare system headed?

School Choice Fact Sheet

Many Republicans have lauded school choice for a number of years. In fact, the new administration's Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has strongly supported school choice.

As the new administration addresses education in the United States, it is important to understand what they mean when they say "School Choice." This fact sheet outlines the different types of school choice programs and delves into the successes and failures of some of those programs in states that have adopted school choice. 

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