Posts about Economics & Inequality

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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