Social mobility — the idea that you can erase class lines, move up in the world, do better than your parents did — has all but disappeared. Inequality has reached historic proportions in today's America.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's chief of staff is leaving the job less than five months after she started. Former acting Baltimore schools CEO Tisha Edwards will depart the administration to become president of BridgeEDU, the mayor's office said Friday.
Wes Moore, a bestselling Baltimore author, educator and Army combat veteran who briefly considered a run for mayor last year, has been named CEO of the New York-based Robin Hood foundation, which fights poverty by funding schools, food pantries, job training centers and other programs.
Our children deserve neither status quo policing policies nor an environment of vitriolic rhetoric toward those who protect and serve. They deserve a holistic conversation that embraces change post Freddie Gray that is not simply about altering the police force. The next weeks will help shape our next decades. For our sake — and for all those who are looking to us — let's get this moment right.