How did our children end up eating nachos, pizza, and Tater Tots for lunch? Taking us on an eye-opening journey into the nation's school kitchens, this superbly researched book is the first to provide a comprehensive assessment of school food in the United States. Janet Poppendieck explores the deep politics of food provision from multiple perspectives--history, policy, nutrition, environmental sustainability, taste, and more. How did we get into the absurd situation in which nutritionally regulated meals compete with fast food items and snack foods loaded with sugar, salt, and fat? What is the nutritional profile of the federal meals? How well are they reaching students who need them? Opening a window onto our culture as a whole, Poppendieck reveals the forces--the financial troubles of schools, the commercialization of childhood, the reliance on market models--that are determining how lunch is served. She concludes with a sweeping vision for change: fresh, healthy food for all children as a regular part of their school day.
Release on 1993-01 | by Joseph P. Newhouse,Rand Corporation. Insurance Experiment Group
Lessons from the Rand Health Insurance Experiment
Author: Joseph P. Newhouse,Rand Corporation. Insurance Experiment Group
Pubpsher: Harvard University Press
Category: Business & Economics
In the most important health insurance study ever conducted researchers at the RAND Corporation devised all experiment to address two key questions in health care financing: how much more medical care will people use if it is provided free of charge, and what are the consequences for their health? For three- or five-year periods the experiment measured both use and health outcomes in populations carefully selected to be representative of both urban and rural regions throughout the United States. Participants were enrolled in a range of insurance plans requiring different levels of copayment for medical care, from zero to 95 percent. The researchers found that in plans that reimbursed a higher proportion of the bill, patients used substantially more services - indeed, those who paid nothing used 40 percent more services than those required to pay a high deductible - but the effect on the health of the average person was negligible. In addition, participants who were assigned at random to a well-established health maintenance organization used hospitals substantially less than those in the fee-for-service system, again with no measurable effect on the health of the average person. This book collects in one place for the first time results previously dispersed through many journals over many years. Drawing comprehensive, coherent conclusions from an immense amount of data, it is destined to be a classic work serving as an invaluable reference for all those concerned with health care policy - health service researchers, policymakers in both the public and the private sectors, and students.
Release on 2009-11-03 | by Kenneth Turan,Joseph Papp
Joe Papp, The Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told
Author: Kenneth Turan,Joseph Papp
Category: Performing Arts
Free for All is an irresistible behind-the-scenes look at one of America’s most beloved and important cultural institutions. Under the inspired leadership of founder Joseph Papp, the Public Theater and the New York Shakespeare Festival brought revolutionary performances to the public for decades. This compulsively readable history of those years—much of it told in Papp’s own words—is fascinating, ranging from a dramatic early showdown with Robert Moses over keeping Shakespeare in the Park free to the launching of such landmark productions as Hair and A Chorus Line. To bring the story to life, film critic Kenneth Turan interviewed some 160 luminaries—including George C. Scott, Meryl Streep, Mike Nichols, Kevin Kline, James Earl Jones, David Rabe, Jerry Stiller, Tommy Lee Jones, and Wallace Shawn—and masterfully weaves their voices into a dizzyingly rich tale of creativity, conflict, and achievement. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Release on 2010-03-29 | by Elliot King,Medill School of Journalism
The Internet's Transformation of Journalism
Author: Elliot King,Medill School of Journalism
Pubpsher: Northwestern University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Traces the development of the news media, from the emergence of newspapers in the 16th century to the rise of broadcasting, the Internet and social media, in book that looks at how technology has changed the journalistic landscape. By the coauthor of The Online Journalist. Original.
Release on 2009-08-01 | by Tim Conder,Daniel Rhodes
Rediscovering the Bible in Community
Author: Tim Conder,Daniel Rhodes
Pubpsher: Baker Books
Is our study of the Bible as pure as we think it is? In Free for All, Tim Conder and Daniel Rhodes show how the way we read the Bible is held captive by the dominant culture in which we find ourselves. They aim to expose the cultural authorities that influence our understanding of the Bible and provide a way for communities to encounter the text as communities. This journey into community interpretation of the Bible not only honors the text and liberates its voice, but also catalyzes transformative practices of proclamation, hospitality, ethics, mission, and imagination. Church leaders, pastors, small group leaders, and those interested in the emerging church conversation will find Free for All an energizing resource to infuse their study of God's Word with new life.
Lexi Fagan finds a new job in the City by the Bay as a receptionist at a political think tank. Her life seemed to be getting back on track when her boss is found murdered in his office. Lexi's old friend, Detective Robert Reiger, pulls the young redhead into the investigation; as she becomes Reiger's "eyes and ears" inside The Freedom Institute--where suspects seem to multiply by the day.
The regular anthologies which Five59 publishes quarterly - thirteen volumes not counting this title - have always been limited to short stories. This time, however, we decided to include poetry and non-fiction; therefore, it's a "Free-For-All." We hope you enjoy this varied collection from the Five59 Authors' Assembly.
Are They Free for All, Or Are They Not? (Classic Reprint)
Author: Edmund F. Dunne
Pubpsher: Forgotten Books
Category: Political Science
Excerpt from Our Public Schools: Are They Free for All, or Are They Not? A day or two after the lecture, a bill was introduced in the Legislature providing for corporate schools such as Catholics desire. It came within one vote of passing in the Council. [see bill at the end of the lecture. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.