Posts about Economics & Inequality

Workers & Economic Inequality

Trying to Violate Federal Law, One City at a Time

Blog Post by: Moshe Marvit , on December 12, 2014

Anti-union groups have begin shifting focus from national fights to the local level. TCF fellow and labor law expert Moshe Marvit explains why this new anti-union push threatens to fundamentally disrupt federal labor policy.

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Foreign Policy

All Eyes on India after Beijing Climate Deal

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

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya has a piece up at Foreign Policy looking at the shifting norms regarding developing world commitments to climate change after the Obama-Xi summit.

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Foreign Policy

A U.S.-China Breakthrough

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on November 13, 2014

In his latest piece for The Week, policy associate Neil Bhatiya takes a look at the U.S.-China climate agreement that was struck in Beijing, with pledges for emissions cuts by the United States and a target for peak emissions by the Chinese.

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Foreign Policy

A Dialogue on Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on November 10, 2014

Over at Bloggingheads, I spoke with analyst Tim Kovach about a variety of climate change stories in the news: from the new IPCC report to the effect on American climate policy from the Republican victories in the midterm elections. Tim and and I also touched upon the ways in which the effects of climate change may contribute to geopolitical instability and potential conflict.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Uncovering the Labor Market Recovery

Blog Post by: Michael Cassidy , on November 6, 2014

A new report from TCF policy associate Mike Cassidy argues that most labor market reporting relies on the wrong statistics.

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Rediscovering Government

Child Poverty Deserves to Be on America’s Agenda

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on November 5, 2014

TCF policy associate Clio Chang says that the U.S.’s dismal score on UNICEF's latest report on child poverty actually understates the extent to which the country is failing its most vulnerable.

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Foreign Policy

A Last Chance on Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on November 3, 2014

In his latest piece for The Week, policy associate Neil Bhatiya reacts to the latest publication from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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Additional Focus

The Century Foundation Announces the Janice Nittoli “Forward Thinking” Award

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on November 3, 2014

The Century Foundation (TCF) is pleased to announce the creation of the Janice Nittoli “Forward Thinking” Award. Each year, TCF will provide a stipend of $7,500 to support an individual under thirty years of age in the research and writing of a policy paper on a topic that is central to TCF’s agenda.

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Education

Teaching with Autonomy

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on October 30, 2014

What is it like to work at a school at which teachers and and administrators run the school as equal partners? Guest author Demetria R. Giles of Teaching Firms of America—Professional Prep Charter School says the results at her school speak for themselves.

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Education

Why I Value Diverse Schools

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on October 29, 2014

Children from low-income households consistently perform better when they attend racially- and socioeconomically-diverse schools. In this piece, guest writer Jonathon Acosta talks about his experiences attending a diverse magnet school.

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Additional Focus

Ben Bradlee: Everything an Editor Should Be

Blog Post by: Peter Osnos , on October 22, 2014

TCF media fellow Peter Osnos has written a recollection for the Atlantic of the legendary Washington Post chief, who died on Tuesday at 93.

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Foreign Policy

The Transnational Fight Against Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on October 20, 2014

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya writes about transnational climate change governance at the Cairo Review of Global Affairs.

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Foreign Policy

Four questions every candidate should answer on climate change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on October 16, 2014

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya writes at The Hill that every candidate for political office should answer four specific questions about climate change,

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Rediscovering Government

Break the Prison to Poverty Pipeline

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on October 7, 2014

Reforming conditions at New York City’s Rikers Island prison is a good first step, says TCF policy associate Clio Chang. But what’s really needed is a renewed focus on rehabilitation rather than on punishment.

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Education

Inside a Teacher-Led Charter School

Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on September 30, 2014

What happens when teachers run a school? One charter school in Brooklyn is finding out. TCF fellow Halley Potter says that the results so far look promising.

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Foreign Policy

Modi, Obama, and U.S.–Indian Cooperation on Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 26, 2014

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya writes at The Week that climate change should be at the top of the agenda when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the United States to meet with President Obama next week.

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Education

Teachers Unionize at New Orleans Charter School

Blog Post by: Margaret Mattes , on September 25, 2014

At Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans, teachers are trying something that is still pretty rare in the charter school movement—they’re unionizing. TCF education intern Margaret Mattes explains why.

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Rediscovering Government

Democracy and Good Economics in the Secessionist Movement

Blog Post by: Jeff Madrick , on September 24, 2014

Scotland’s near-decision to leave the United Kingdom—and Catalonia’s looming election to seceed from the rest of Spain—are a lesson in austerity economics and the power of dissent. TCF senior fellow Jeff Madrick explains.

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Education

Integrated Schools, Integrated Classrooms

Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on September 22, 2014

Enrollment is just the first step to creating a socioeconomically and racially integrated school. TCF fellow Halley Potter explains that true integration means making sure each classroom has a healthy mix of race and class.

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Education

A Charter School Board President on Building Trust through Teacher Voice

Blog Post by: Jason Renker , on September 16, 2014

Jason Renker—TCF’s editorial director and the former school board president of the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City—explains why LCCS values teacher voice and shows how that commitment has helped the school make tough decisions together and emerge stronger from the process.

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Foreign Policy

Paul v. Clinton, and How We Think of Climate Change as a Threat

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 12, 2014

TCF's Neil Bhatiya examines how the U.S. categorizes climate change as a threat in an article for The Week

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Education

Maintaining Diversity at Learning Community Charter School

Blog Post by: Jason Renker , on September 12, 2014

At Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City, NJ, student diversity is so important that the board moved the entire school to maintain it, TCF editorial director and former LCCS president Jason Renker explains.

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Education

The Return to Innovation

Blog Post by: Erin Nelson , on September 9, 2014

Charter schools’ original focus on innovation has given way to a focus on increasing standardized test scores, says TCF blogger Erin Nelson

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Foreign Policy

China’s Green Leap?

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 5, 2014

TCF's Neil Bhatiya takes a look at China's announcement of plans to introduce a nationwide cap-and-trade program in 2016 in an article for The Week.

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Education

Attracting and Retaining Talent with a Teacher-Centered Culture

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on September 4, 2014

On average, charter schools turn over 24 percent of their teachers each year. But at Soulsville Charter School in Memphis, TN, teachers stick around. Soulsville math teachers Jon and Teresa Alfuth explain that the key to Soulsville’s retention is giving teachers a voice in the school.

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Rediscovering Government

Incarcerated Fathers and the Children Left Behind

Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on September 3, 2014

It’s become commonplace to hear complaints about missing fathers, but as TCF policy associate Clio Chang points out, many of these so-called “missing fathers” are actually in prison. Better-funded alternatives—especially for non-violent offenders—could put more fathers at home and keep more children out of poverty.

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Workers & Economic Inequality

Wanted: A More Aggressive MTA, Part 2

Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on September 3, 2014

In the second part of his series on shoring up the MTA’s finances, TCF policy associate Jake Anbinder argues that New York should hike subway fares on infrequent riders (aka, tourists).

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Education

Could Teach for America Lead the Way on Student Diversity?

Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on September 2, 2014

Teach for America's recent push to increase the diversity of its incoming teachers is good news. And TCF fellow Halley Potter suggests that there are some signs that the organization may take a leading role in promoting student diversity as well.

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Education

Charter Schools Turn 20. It’s Time for Teacher Voice

Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on August 28, 2014

One of the keys to building quality charter schools: finding ways to tap into teachers’ expertise by giving them a voice in school governance. Guest writer Talmadge Nardi, a charter school teacher in Massachusetts, has the full story.

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Additional Focus

Wait a minute, Mr. Postman: Why postal banking won’t work

Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on August 27, 2014

TCF's Jacob Anbinder argues that allowing the Postal Service to provide basic financial servies is a bad idea, in an article for The Week.

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