My interest in educational reform started when I was in the legislature in Massachusetts. I was lucky enough, as a young legislator, to be offered the chairmanship of the Education Committee.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
In 1955, Sloan Wilson wrote a groundbreaking novel on the trials of working in the 1950s. “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit” became a hit film starring Gregory Peck and tells the story of how a young executive works tirelessly in what would become known as the white-​collar world.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring /​Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading We are the same as we were then: overextended, living beyond our means and trying to fit in
Pittsburgh has a way of weaseling itself into one’s heart. My wife, a Midwestern girl raised in Sioux City, and I, an Arab boy born in Lebanon, moved to Pittsburgh in 1984. We brought with us our 3-​month-​old daughter, youthful idealism, boundless energy and lots of naïve inexperience.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading The citizen: Winter ’09
Inside a red brick Victorian in Aspinwall, on computer hard drives and forms stacked high on the desks of the Tickets For Kids Foundation staff, opportunities are gathered daily that will transport the region’s neediest children to places never seen and worlds never experienced. The Grand Lobby of Heinz Hall. A summer camp…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring /​Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Tickets for Kids brings the region’s neediest children to the region’s greatest resources
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