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June 18, 2024

A Unified Theory of Education

…education. In the early 1900s, progressives sought to bureaucratize K-12 into what historian David Tyack termed “the one best system.” In the 1920s, Oregon progressives (along with the anti-Catholic Ku…

June 13, 2024

Why Married Fathers Matter

…Billings and David Deming point to the effect that strict schools can have in elevating the odds that boys end up in prison — especially Black and Hispanic boys. Reeves points to the ways…

May 14, 2024

Biden Can Follow FDR and Dump His VP

Almost exactly 80 years ago, a Democratic leader from the Bronx huddled privately with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. As told in the powerful new book by historian David Roll, “Ascent…

May 2, 2024

A New Lost Generation: Disengaged, Aimless, and Adrift

…housebound, or to socialize. But as David Steiner, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and a former New York State education commissioner, points out, smartphones and…

April 26, 2024

Human Capital Spillovers and Health: Does Living Around College Graduates Lengthen Life?

Abstract Equally educated people are healthier if they live in more educated places. Every 10 percent point increase in an area’s share of adults with a college degree is associated…

April 23, 2024

Awkward Truth: Subsidizing Women’s Work Drives Down Birthrates

…baby boom secret: Get women into work and ditch rigid family norms.” “Countries that have had a feminist revolution have the highest birth rates,” wrote David Willetts, a former British…

April 18, 2024

The Real Story Behind Food Insecurity in the US

…Christian Gregory recently found that most food insecure individuals “consume enough (or even too many) calories.” And research by Craig Gundersen and David Ribar found that most of those who spend the least on…

April 18, 2024

Back from the brink: The intellectual tide is turning on marriage and civil society

…For instance, as David Leonhardt, a columnist at The New York Times, noted, “I think that my half of the political spectrum — the left half — often dismisses the importance…

April 9, 2024

The Case for Curriculum Reform

…Fellow, American Enterprise Institute 4:05 p.m. Panel Discussion Panelists: Barbara Davidson, Executive Director, Knowledge Matters Campaign, StandardsWork Kristen McQuillan, Partner, TNTP Orlando Riddick, Division Superintendent, Houston Independent School District David

April 8, 2024

Accountability Comes to Public Housing

…expectations,” Councilmember Sandy Nurse, whose district includes the project, told WNYC’s David Brand (who first reported Pinnacle’s dismissal). Socialist New York state senator Julia Salazar went further: “It’s even less…