Education

The Evolution of Affirmative Action

Blog Post by: Kyra Littlejohn , on July 2, 2014

Kyra Littlejohn, TCF's digital media relations intern, lays out the differences between two Supreme Court cases, Fisher and Grutter, as written by Scott Greytak in The Future of Affirmative Action

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Education

Charter Schools Take a Stand on Integration

Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on July 1, 2014

Today, the National Coalition of Diverse Charter Schools was launched, bringing together charter schools and networks from across the country. TCF fellow Halley Potter discusses what this means for racial diversity in education.

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Foreign Policy

For Syrian Women Refugees, Exploitation Is Constant

Blog Post by: Zeinab Khalil , on July 1, 2014

Syrian women are the most exploited of refugees displaced because of conflict in the area. Zeinab Khalil, TCF's foreign policy intern, tells the story of initiatives working to empower them instead of exploiting them. 

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Rediscovering Government

Piketty Review Roundup: “Capital in the 21st Century”

Blog Post by: Jeff Madrick , on July 1, 2014

To make it easier for readers to wrestle with the myriad questions raised by Thomas Piketty's new tome, Capital in the 21st Century , we have created a repository of the most significant commentary on the Piketty thesis. We will continue to update this collection until the conversation is exhausted.

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Additional Focus

The Political Currency of a Good Idea

Blog Post by: Erin Nelson , on July 1, 2014

Erin Nelson, TCF publications intern, made quite the discovery while sifting through archives at the New York Public Library. Edward Filene, TCF's founder, was ahead of his time when it came to understanding the global economy, Nelson writes. 

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Workers & Economic Inequality

LGBT and Labor Protections in the Workplace

Blog Post by: Imhotep Royster , on June 30, 2014

Imhotep Royster, TCF labor policy intern, draws parallels between the necessity to enact workplace protections for LGBT employees and the right to unionize. 

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Education

The Limits of Merit

Blog Post by: , on June 30, 2014

In this post, Joe Miller highlights research from The Future of Affirmative Action on enrollment models to increase racial diversity in college admissions.

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Rediscovering Government

Pediatricians Could Be the New Child Poverty Pioneers

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on June 27, 2014

TCF Rediscovering Government intern Clio Chang discusses the positive benefits of parents reading aloud to infants when it comes to poverty. 

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Education

Is For-Profit Higher Education a Bad Idea?

Blog Post by: Margaret Mattes , on June 27, 2014

On Monday, the federal government agreed to give Corinthian Colleges Inc. access to $16 million in federal money. In this post, TCF domestic policy intern Margaret Mattes discusses the implications of this decision on higher education.

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Education

We Need Additional Data On Youth Unemployment

Blog Post by: Margaret Mattes , on June 26, 2014

The recent rise in youth unemployment points to a future gap in well-being once adolescents transition to adulthood. Margaret Mattes, TCF domestic policy intern, investigates.

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Education

What Can We Learn from States That Ban Affirmative Action?

Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on June 26, 2014

Race-based affirmative action has faced a number of legal challenges over the past two decades. TCF policy associate Halley Potter reveals a surprising silver lining. 

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Rediscovering Government

Using Government to Win the War on Poverty

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on June 25, 2014

After we acknowledge the effect of America's social safety net on poverty, we must also address government's role in fixing it, writes Clio Chang, TCF's Rediscovering Government intern.

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Social Insurance

How the World Cup Helps Us Make Better Anti-Poverty Policy

Blog Post by: Mike Cassidy , on June 25, 2014

TCF policy associate Michael Cassidy parallels the United States' World Cup "loss" to Portugal to the creation of better anti-poverty policy.

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Foreign Policy

Pakistan Airport Attacks Signal Dangerous Urban Pattern

Blog Post by: Erin Nelson , on June 25, 2014

Members of the Islamic group Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP) killed 36 airport personnel in Pakistan this month. TCF publications intern Erin Nelson shows how the attack signals a much bigger problem in South Asia.

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Foreign Policy

The Risky Business of Ignoring Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on June 24, 2014

A focus on short-term costs is blinding the business community to the severity of climate change risks, according to a new report released by The Risky Business Project. TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya explains.

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