Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on March 28, 2014
On Thursday, the Environmental Justice Foundation published a new report, The Gathering Storm: Climate Change, Security and Conflict, providing an excellent overview of how climate change acts as a “force-multiplier.” Policy associate Neil Bhatiya analyzes its findings in this piece.
Blog Post by: Zachary Bernstein , on March 27, 2014
Don’t look now, but the minimum wage is quite the hot topic. Cities are moving to raise their wage floors, and states are introducing ballot initiatives. However, there are more ways to give workers better pay. Blogger Zachary Bernstein explains.
Blog Post by: Janet Wlody , on March 26, 2014
Blog Post by: Zachary Bernstein , on March 25, 2014
Beloved burrito chain, Chipotle, and tech empire, Apple, have been in the news in recent weeks for two different, but ultimately related, reasons. Blogger Zachary Bernstein discusses why climate change should be more important to big businesses.
Blog Post by: Suzanne Mettler , on March 19, 2014
America's higher education system is failing its students. In the space of a generation, we have gone from being the best-educated society in the world to one surpassed by eleven other nations in college graduation rates. Higher education is evolving into a caste system, and for-profit colleges are leaving students more unequal than when they started. Suzanne Mettler explains how.
Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on March 18, 2014
There is a lot of choice in D.C. public schools. But there is very little control in balancing school populations in the district—with the result that you have schools with strikingly different achievement levels and demographics in the same neighborhood. Now, something called controlled choice is being used in a number of districts across the country.
Join TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg in a special event this Friday to hear a discussion on controlled choice and how it can increase socioeconomically integrated public schools.
Blog Post by: Andrew Fieldhouse , on March 13, 2014
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on March 12, 2014
Yesterday, Neil Bhatiya did a segment on climate change with Grist's Ben Adler and 350org's Jamie Henn on Huffington Post Live's Political Junkies with Alyona Minkovksi. President Obama did a segment on satire with comedian Zach Galifianakis.
Blog Post by: , on March 7, 2014
For all the continuing focus on journalism’s upheavals, with excitement and investment in the ascendency of digital based reporting, it is time—again—to recognize how much superb work is being done at venerable publications as they adapt to the evolution of delivery in which any publication with an attachment to print is considered déclassé.
Blog Post by: Andrew Fieldhouse , on February 27, 2014
TCF fellow Andrew Fieldhouse presents a (detailed) explainer to show just how economic recovery happens, and how a budget deficit is actually desirable in an economic slump.
Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on February 25, 2014
Blogger Jacob Anbinder discusses what happens when a city like Cleveland loses an airline hub due to mergers or airline closings. The answer: it's a mixed bag. What isn't mixed, though, is the airline industry's trend toward oligopoly.
Blog Post by: , on February 23, 2014
It’s been a big week for The Century Foundation. Senior fellow Barton Gellman was named a winner of the George Polk Award, one of the highest honors in journalism. Meanwhile, fellow Harold Pollack received the Award for Creative and Effective Institutions from the MacArthur Foundation. Finally, #TCFBest said goodbye to Blog of the Century mainstay Ben Landy, who leaves The Century Foundation to join a great group of writers and editors at MSNBC.
Blog Post by: Benjamin Landy , on February 21, 2014
This year, about 3 million students will graduate from high school. Of the 2 million who go on to attend college, more than 1.5 million will take the SAT. But is the SAT really as important to college success as it used to be? Benjamin Landy discusses.
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