Social mobility is quickly becoming an American myth. Let us all do our part in helping disadvantaged kids receive a proper education.
Journalists and political pundits often perpetuate the narrative of a polarized America trapped in a state of inevitable decline. The symptoms of our nation’s malaise are many— lackluster economic growth, increasing wealth inequality, inept political leaders, waning influence abroad, and an electorate that has become both jaded and divided. While these challenges are daunting, presenting them as evidence of our nation’s unavoidable decline as the media often does is counterproductive. Doing so only perpetuates a sense of national victimhood while absolving both the speaker and the audience from any responsibility. As young leaders and innovators, the Future Forum‘s readers and contributors have a responsibility to take action. By recognizing our personal agency and reinvigorating our sense of civic duty, we can make a real, measurable difference in some of our nation’s most intractable problems. Read more