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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