TCF Senior Fellow Morton Abramowitz co-authors a Wall Street Journal op-ed with Eric Edelman, another former U.S. ambassador to Turkey. They write that the May 16 meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Obama at the White House is a chance to shape the post-Assad era in Syria.
Cincinnati has improved students’ test scores by fostering cooperation between teachers, administrators, and local community service organizations,” writes Century Foundation vice president Greg Anrig in The Atlantic.
Conservatives in the Congress have introduced a bill that would effectively prohibit the collection of data on poverty and unemployment.
Century fellow Andrew Fieldhouse says this “mind bogglingly ill-advised” policy represents a return to “the data-constrained Dark Age”. Joe Miller says the policy is a continuation of a conservative war on facts. Fellow Moshe Marvit says that systematic attacks on data threaten democracy. And Century fellow Harold Pollack says the one consolation is that the bill is probably too stupid to pass.
More than half of all states are refusing to implement the Obamacare provisions that would expand Medicaid to cover a large portion of currently uninsured Americans.
Greg Anrig, Century’s vice president of programs, says that the solution is to federalize Medicaid. His post at Blog of the Century outlines the case. He develops the argument at greater length as part of the New America Foundation’s new report, Renewing the American Social Contract.
On May 23, The Century Foundation will release the findings and recommendations of its Community College Task Force. Now we want to know about your community college experience.
Send us the story of your community college experience. We’ll print the best ones on our Blog of the Century.
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Most K-12 education reforms are about trying to make "separate but equal" schools for rich and poor work well. The results of these efforts have been discouraging. The Century Foundation looks at ways to integrate public schools by economic status through public school choice. At the higher education level, we examine ways to open the doors of selective and non-selective institutions to students of modest means.
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Compared to other advanced nations, America’s retirement security and health care systems offer weaker protections against risks we all face. The Century Foundation’s work focuses on ideas for strengthening Social Security, pensions, and health care – including steps for building on the Affordable Care Act.
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Benjamin Landy, on May 6, 2013
For the American middle class, wage stagnation has been a fact of life for over two decades. Last year, the median household earned just over $50,000—no more, adjusted for [...] Read More
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By Greg Anrig
Published by The Century Foundation Press, April 4, 2013
While the “education wars” dominate media coverage of school reform debates, largely unnoticed research is mounting that student outcomes are strongest in districts pursuing intensive collaboration among teachers and administrators [...]