Additional Focus

Dismantling the Prison State

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation, on June 4, 2015

The United States hosts only 5 percent of the world’s population, yet we house a quarter of its prisoners. In the first installment of his new series on the consequences of the war on drugs, TCF senior fellow Patrick Radden Keefe examines the cost of the vast U.S. prison state.

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Rediscovering Government

Inequality Begins at Birth: The Tragedy of Child Poverty in America

Blog Post by: Clio Chang, Jeff Madrick , on May 29, 2015

Child poverty remains an issue that the U.S. has yet to solve, yet there exist a number of effective policy solutions available that the government should be embracing.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Four Reasons Why The Minimum Wage Beat Congress

Blog Post by: Mike Cassidy , on May 29, 2015

There is an overwhelming majority of support for raising the minimum wage, so why can't Congress agree and make it a reality? 

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Education

How Higher Education Funding Shortchanges Community Colleges

Blog Post by: Richard D. Kahlenberg , on May 28, 2015

Despite offering access to higher education for a lower cost, community colleges often experience low graduation rates. In his latest report, TCF senior fellow Rick Kahlenberg calls for more targeted investments in order to reach low-income students who often need funding the most.

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Rediscovering Government

Magic (Disappearing) Bus

Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on May 27, 2015

Are Americans falling in love with public transportation? While recent headlines have heralded the narrative that America is entering a new golden age of mass transit, increasing rates of ridership in recent years haven't benefitted one mode of transportation in particular—the public bus.

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Education

NYC City Council Bill Is Good News for School Integration

Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on May 27, 2015

The latest NYC City Council bill that calls for more comprehensive classroom data is a step in the right direction for encouraging socioeconomic and racial integration in schools.

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Foreign Policy

How Mitch McConnell Accidentally Doomed the Patriot Act

Blog Post by: Sam Adler-Bell , on May 26, 2015

Despite his scare tactics that have worked in the past, Senator McConnell’s hackneyed rhetoric fell short during the most recent Patriot Act vote in the Senate.

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Foreign Policy

Wake Up, Pakistan: A Recap

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation, on May 26, 2015

Publically launched at events held in both Washington, D.C., and Islamabad, Wake Up, Pakistan—a report authored by The Century Foundation's International Working Group on Pakistan—has received coverage in various publications.

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Additional Focus

Shannon Rieger Wins Janice Nittoli “Forward Thinking” Award

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on May 22, 2015

The Century Foundation is pleased to announce that the inaugural recipient of the Janice Nittoli "Forward Thinking" Award is Shannon Rieger of Berkeley, California.

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Additional Focus

Sunset the Patriot Act (In Defense of Doing the “Irresponsible” Thing)

Blog Post by: Sam Adler-Bell , on May 21, 2015

Will Congress find a way to extend key surveillance provisions of the Patriot Act—set to expire June 1—before leaving for a weeklong recess beginning Monday? TCF policy associate Sam Adler-Bell says they should do the "irresponsbile" thing: nothing.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Should You Buy Buying Happiness?

Blog Post by: Mike Cassidy , on May 21, 2015

While it seems like earning money consumes much of our daily effort, studies have shown that our income only affects our happiness to a certain degree.

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Education

NYC’s Universal Pre-K Garners Almost Universal Support

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on May 19, 2015

Enrolling kids in pre-K has proven to be a way to alleviate child poverty and income inequality in the long run. Policy associate Clio Chang details the steps we can take to provide diverse and high-quality classrooms in NYC and nationwide.

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Education

50 Years On, Head Start’s Best Hope for the Future May Lie in an Idea from Its Past

Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on May 15, 2015

For the 50th anniversary of the Head Start program, TCF fellow Halley Potter reflects on the original vision for the program and the need for more integrated classrooms in early childhood education.

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Education

Dear Baltimore Youth: We See Your Incredible Promise. We Will Not Give Up On You.

Blog Post by: Stefanie A. DeLuca , on May 15, 2015

What if the Baltimore portrayed by the news media were not the real Baltimore? TCF fellow Stefanie DeLuca talks about the youth of Baltimore whom she has worked with in her thirteen years there.

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Foreign Policy

House Passes USA (Slightly More) Freedom Act

Blog Post by: Sam Adler-Bell , on May 14, 2015

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the USA Freedom Act, which reauthorizes and reforms key measures of the Patriot Act. TCF policy associate Sam Adler-Bell explains what this means.

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