Marcia Clemmitt

Category: In-depth reports

Big Data

Business Researcher February 9th, 2015

Big Data

SAGE February 9th, 2015 “In general, math skills are not what got people ahead in business.”

Fixing Urban Schools

CQ Press June 29th, 2014 "Imagine a teacher's dilemma in a classroom where the population is different every day."

Home Schooling

CQ Press March 7th, 2014 “The middle son didn't really start reading until sixth grade, but as an eighth-grader he read parts of Plato's Republic and understood it."

Why Study Humanities?

CQ Press December 6th, 2013

Homeless Students

CQ Press April 5th, 2013 "Homelessness drops sharply when children turn 5 or 6 because they can go into the subsidized child care called 'public schools.'"

Social Media Explosion

CQ Press January 25th, 2013 "Many kids say they prefer not to talk face to face."

Assessing the New Health Care Law

CQ Press September 21st, 2012 "There are lots of ways in which states can actually save money on the expansion."

Treating ADHD

CQ Press August 3rd, 2012 "These children are often socially rejected by their peers, sometimes within five minutes."

Privatizing the Military

CQ Press July 13th, 2012 "If a contractor shoots someone, he may be out of the country by nightfall."

Traumatic Brain Injury

CQ Press June 1st, 2012 "It's pretty clear that if a brain-injured person gets a psychiatric illness, the symptom pattern is magnified."

Internet Regulation

CQ Press April 13th, 2012 "I don't pay Comcast for making Netflix inferior to [Comcast's] pay-per-view."

Youth Volunteerism

CQ Press January 27th, 2012 "They don't know in advance that they're going to love doing these things. But once they do it, they volunteer to do it again."

Digital Education

CQ Press December 2nd, 2011 "If you watch a bunch of boys play 'Oregon Trail,' they spend all their time shooting deer."

Student Debt

CQ Press October 21st, 2011 In Australia and New Zealand, student borrowers are automatically enrolled in plans that are administered through the tax system and base repayment amounts on students' post-graduate incomes.

U.S.-Pakistan Relations

CQ Press August 11th, 2011 "I wish Pakistan told the United States 'No' more often," because it would be better "to promise less but deliver better."

Income Inequality

CQ Press December 3rd, 2010 "There's nothing anti-capitalist about saying that the sharp edges of capitalism should be softened by government."

Financial Industry Overhaul

CQ Press July 30th, 2010 "That's the same thing as money laundering. It takes something dirty and makes it clean."

Teen Pregnancy

CQ Press March 26th, 2010 "It's not like people in their teens didn't have sex all along. But they got married. And then, in the '60s, they started to not get married."

Animal Rights

CQ Press January 8th, 2010 "I teach a course every year on ethics of animal rights. Twenty years ago that would have been unheard of."

Women in the Military

CQ Press November 13th, 2009 "Research shows that there's a much lower incidence [of sexual assault] in non-combat zones, and higher rates in combat areas."

Treating Depression

CQ Press June 26th, 2009 "In a pluralistic society, you want to have an acceptance of a broad range of things as normal."

Reproductive Ethics

CQ Press May 15th, 2009 "So much of your life feels out of control when you want a child but find that you can't have one."

The National Debt

CQ Press November 14th, 2008 "If you tried to think of the most expensive way to provide the sandbags, you probably couldn't even imagine that one."

Global Food Crisis

CQ Press July 3rd, 2008 "I worry that with biofuels, the food market will end up looking like the worldwide pharmaceutical market. The rich will get theirs, and the poor will die."

Global Food Crisis

CQ Researcher June 27th, 2008 "There's still plenty of food for everyone, but only if everyone eats a grain and legume-based diet."

Mortgage Crisis

CQ Press November 2nd, 2007 "The average home in California costs $500,000. You can't afford that home."

Students Under Stress

CQ Researcher July 13th, 2007 "When Nancy Kalish's daughter was in seventh grade, she suddenly began saying, 'I hate school,' recalls Kalish, a journalist in New York City. 'She started saying it every single day.'"

Fixing Urban Schools

CQ Press April 7th, 2007

Combating Addiction

CQ Press February 9th, 2007 "I look like the Campbell's Soup girl, and I shot heroin when I was 16."

Prison Health Care

CQ Press January 5th, 2007 "The average male in the New York prison system has 12 or 13 bad teeth, and the average woman two or three more. Most have never seen a dentist."

Caring for the Elderly

CQ Press October 13th, 2006 "We're discriminating in favor of the diseases people might have prevented themselves."

Stem Cell Research

CQ Press September 1st, 2006 "I would rather save lives and not worry about angels on the head of a pin."

Cyber Socializing

CQ Press July 28th, 2006 "You're only as safe as your friends are."

Climate Change

CQ Press January 27th, 2006 "I got into this in 1970, and there were 10 papers worth reading. Now there are 1,000."

Intelligent Design

CQ Press July 29th, 2005 "I'm waiting for the day when the hearings...involve subpoenas in which evolutionists are deposed at length on their views. On that happy day, I can assure you that they won't come off looking well."

It's Lonely in the Middle of the Road: Big Story Is Compromises Not Agreed To

Medicine & Health January 1st, 2001

Big-Picture Thinking Needed: Financing Medicare for the Long Haul

Medicine & Health October 30th, 2000

Will Genome Science Shift Clinical, Insurance Paradigms?

Medicine & Health September 26th, 2000

Caring for the Underserved: It's a Tough Job and Nobody Has to Do It

Medicine & Health August 7th, 2000

Pain Act: For Foes and Supporters a Matter of, FIrst, Do No Harm

Medicine & Health May 8th, 2000

Big Gaps Outweigh Small Gains in Struggle for Better Indian Health

Medicine & Health September 7th, 1998

Looking at Pakistan

Holy Childhood Association September 1st, 1990