Education

Could Universal Pre-K Disrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline?

Blog Post by: Mercedes Gonzalez , on June 17, 2014

Why does America have such a bloated prison system? Mercedes Gonzalez, TCF education policy intern, describes a pipeline to the criminal justice system directly from our nation's classrooms.

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Foreign Policy

All Hands on Deck for the “War” on Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on June 17, 2014

Neil Bhatiya, TCF policy associate, published a piece for The National Interest defending Obama's West Point speech on climate change. 

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Rediscovering Government

7 Facts About Child Poverty

Blog Post by: Clio Chang, Jeff Madrick , on June 16, 2014

Last week, TCF held a conference which brought together dozens of child poverty experts to discuss solutions for working parents and safety net options for families. In case you missed it, here are seven of our most important takeaways from the conference.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Going the Extra 30 Percent

Blog Post by: Mike Cassidy , on June 13, 2014

In this post, Michael Cassidy, TCF policy associate, draws attention to the disparities between Mother's Day and Father's Day gift-giving, which also exemplifies the need for government aid to single mothers in order to help children out of poverty. 

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Rediscovering Government

What Does Cory Booker Know About Poverty?

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on June 12, 2014

 This Tuesday, the ever-charismatic senator Cory Booker headlined a TCF event on child poverty, a part seemingly meant for him. TCF's Rediscovering Government intern, Clio Chang, details Booker's message in this post.

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Education

Charter Schools and Special Education

Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on June 12, 2014

In a new forum from EducationNext, three experts on charter schools reflected on the question, "Should charter schools enroll more special education students?" Tellingly, all three agreed charters should be doing more to attract and serve the needs of students with disabilities.

TCF policy associate Halley Potter analyzes the experts' findings.

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Foreign Policy

Bloomberg Poll a Mixed Bag on Obama Climate Change Push

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on June 11, 2014

Lisa Lerer’s Bloomberg story today lifts the curtain on an interesting poll they conducted on Americans’ feelings about climate change and national policy. Neil Bhatiya, TCF policy associate, details why we might have mixed feelings on the climate. 

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Rediscovering Government

Avoiding the Poverty Shame Game

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on June 11, 2014

Poor people are often defined simply by what they lack—money, resources, opportunity. Less talked about is something poor people often have too much of: shame. Clio Chang, TCF's Rediscovering Government intern, discusses what we can do to combat this.

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Foreign Policy

India’s New Government Speaks Out on Sustainable Development

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on June 9, 2014

Three factors lie at the heart of sustainability for a developing-world country like India. President Pranab Mukherjeee addresses these concerns and more in his address kicking off the new Parliament. 

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Rediscovering Government

Inequality Begins at Birth in America

Blog Post by: Jeff Madrick , on June 9, 2014

Last week, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan announced another “progress report” hearing on the so-called war on poverty. The whole exercise is, of course, a bit of a sham. TCF fellow Jeff Madrick tells us why.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Labor Isn’t Necessarily Better in the Cloud

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on June 6, 2014

Cloud labor is a broad and growing form of work in the U.S. and beyond, produced for and with online platforms, without typical time constraints. But that doesn't mean virtual workers shouldn't have the same protections as the rest of us.

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Foreign Policy

Sustainable Development Goals: Going Big on Energy

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on June 6, 2014

The international community is serious about addressing energy poverty, if a recent draft of the United Nation’s new, central development agenda is anything to go by. TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya outlines these new goals for global access to sustainable energy.

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Education

Why the New Teachers’ Contract Is Great News for NYC’s Students

Blog Post by: Greg Anrig , on June 3, 2014

Greg Anrig, TCF VP of policy & programs, discusses how the new United Federation of Teachers (UFT) contract will benefit NYC's schools and, most importantly, its students. 

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Additional Focus

China’s Climate Solution

Blog Post by: Janet Wlody , on June 3, 2014

China’s notorious pollution problem is making headlines for a refreshingly positive reason. And yes, it has to do with climate change, writes blogger Janet Wlody.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Use Citizens United in Order to Stop It

Blog Post by: Zachary Bernstein , on May 28, 2014

“Super Tuesday,” the busiest time of the primary season, came and went this year, with six states holding elections. Some, including Kentucky and Idaho, featured insurgent challengers taking on long-term incumbents. While many primary challenges fell flat, Super Tuesday was still an important day for Americans. Blogger Zachary Bernstein explains why. 

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