We all have a stake in ensuring that all students have the schools they deserve and that communities are leading this effort, not being left behind. To do that, we must challenge unchecked charter expansion and the forces driving it.
Fame is a dangerous thing. It’s what the post-industrial society wants. They want fame and many followers on Twitter. But to really make the world understandable, that challenge is remaining.
So if a college education is indispensable, the challenge as I see it is how to make it more accessible.
Whatever each individual woman is facing – only she knows her biggest challenge.
Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.
The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place.
In these times, the hardest task for social or political activists is to find a way to get people to wonder again about what we all believe is true. The challenge is to sow doubt.
The opera is like a husband with a foreign title – expensive to support, hard to understand and therefore a supreme social challenge.
After 9/11, many of the most important news outlets in America abdicated their role as a check to power – the journalistic responsibility to challenge the excesses of government – for fear of being seen as unpatriotic and punished in the market during a period of heightened nationalism.
We must all learn a good lesson – how to live together. That is the new challenge of the new world… learning to co-exist and not co-annihilate.