Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on August 26, 2014
Rhode Island may be small, but we can learn a lot from its experiment with diverse charter schools. TCF fellow Halley Potter profiles Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy in the latest entry in TCF’s smarter charter series.
Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on August 25, 2014
One of the best solutions to America’s shockingly-high child poverty rate is also the most obvious: give more money to families of poor children. TCF policy associate Clio Chang says we should be doing more to catch up with our peers in the developed world.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on August 21, 2014
A new report from the Asian Development Bank underscores the cost of waiting to address the effects of climate change in South Asia. TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya has the details.
Blog Post by: Mercedes Gonzalez , on August 21, 2014
A new charter school opened up in Nashville, TN earlier this month. TCF education intern Mercedes Gonzales writes that Valor’s innovative new model “incorporates an impressive mix of racial and socioeconomic diversity—as well as ambitious academic goals—at the heart of its strategic plan.”
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on August 20, 2014
This week, Jim Jeffords, the former senator from Vermont, passed away at the age of 80. TCF's Neil Bhatiya looks back at the career of one of the few Senators to speak openly about climate change in a bipartisan way.
Blog Post by: Michael Cassidy , on August 20, 2014
A tax loophole is allowing American companies to avoid paying billions of dollars in corporate taxes. TCF policy associate Mike Cassidy explains TCF fellow Ed Kleinbard’s simple plan to end inversions and bring that tax revenue back home.
Blog Post by: Kyra Littlejohn , on August 19, 2014
Just one in eight charter schools is unionized, but TCF intern Kyra Littlejohn says that Amber Charter School’s “thin contract” could point the way forward for other charter schools to provide for greater teacher voice.
Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on August 15, 2014
Yes, the police crackdown in Ferguson, Missouri, was about racial tension. But TCF policy associate Jake Anbinder reminds us that federal criminal justice policy made this week’s excesses possible. “The federal bureaucracy,” Anbinder writes, “would much rather arm local police to the teeth than help them improve the way they serve their communities.”
Blog Post by: Michael Cassidy , on August 14, 2014
We can’t literally turn five loaves and two fishes into food for thousands. But thanks to fiscal multipliers, we can turn $100 of spending on food stamps into $180 in economic activity. TCF policy associate Mike Cassidy explains how.
Blog Post by: Jacob Anbinder , on August 13, 2014
Are shopping malls the solution to the MTA’s financial woes? TCF policy associate Jacob Anbinder says that developing the areas around some of the system’s least-used stations could help to offset some of MTA’s operating deficits.
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