Education, Business, & Law

A mural to honor a civil rights pioneer

The unveiling of the design of a new mural honoring the life and legacy of the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. was held last month, a collaboration between Penn Carey Law, Mural Arts Philadelphia, and The Philadelphia Citizen.

From Penn Law

On book bans and free speech

Sigal Ben-Porath of the Graduate School of Education says book bans and challenges affect free speech and expression, especially for young people, and that institutions of higher education are important for developing tools based on evidence for assessment.

Louisa Shepard

In the News

The Washington Post

The truth about the history education wars in 2022

Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education writes that political battles over education have secularized, shifting focus from religion to American history and identity.


WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

‘It’s just getting worse.’ Central Bucks passes policy censoring class materials with ‘sexualized content’

Ed Brockenbrough of the Graduate School of Education says that conservative school censorship policies will have a detrimental and disproportionate impact on LGBTQ youth and minority students.


The New York Times

Mostly bluster: Why China went easy on Taiwan’s economy

Thomas J. Shattuck of Perry World House says that future Chinese bans may be targeted to punish Taiwanese industries in Democratic Progressive Party strongholds, but that Taiwan’s semiconductor industry would be considered too essential to China’s economy.


ABC News

Why is inflation so high and what happened last time it reached this level?

A study by the Penn Wharton Budget Model shows that the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will slightly raise inflation for two years but reduce inflation by the late 2020s.


NewsChannel 5 (Nashville)

Inflation stalled in July as gas prices dropped

Nick Roussanov of the Wharton School suggests that inflation might be slowing down, with falling oil prices encouraging consumers to spend more freely.