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June 17, 2024

Child Support Policy: Areas of Emerging Agreement and Ongoing Debate

The Child Support Enforcement (CSE) system is important in providing resources to children who live apart from one of their parents. This is especially true in poor households. In this…

June 15, 2024

Reimagining Early Education

…Conservative sociologist Robert Nisbet wrote: “Pluralist society is free society exactly in proportion to its ability to protect as large a domain as possible that is governed by the informal,…

May 8, 2024

Beltway Liberals Are Playing Name Games to Expand the Welfare State

…Longtime policy expert Robert Greenstein suggested this group is constituted of “poor, non-elderly adults who are not raising children and do not receive disability benefits.” Naturally, proponents didn’t offer the…

May 6, 2024

How States and Communities Can Strengthen Marriages 

Family is the greatest source of social capital, providing the setting in which people grow, develop, and anchor their lives. Stable and healthy marriages are at the foundation of strong…

April 17, 2024

Fiscal Sanity Please, Senators

The Wyden-Smith tax bill, which combines an expanded child tax credit (CTC) with a variety of business tax breaks, has been in limbo in the Senate for the past three…

April 11, 2024

The “Case for Curriculum” Is about Reducing Teachers’ Workload

Last weekend, I gave a talk at the U.S. ResearchEd conference in Greenwich, Connecticut, on “The Case for Curriculum,” based on a paper I wrote for Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, which was published this week at The…

April 9, 2024

The Case for Curriculum Reform

…and school system leaders be willing to take it on? Join AEI Senior Fellow Robert Pondiscio, StandardsWork’s Barbara Davidson, TNTP’s Kristen McQuillan, Orlando Riddick of the Houston Independent School District,…

March 31, 2024

Can Local Journalism Be Saved?

…project is ambitious in scope and complex in design. Participants in the so-called NewsMatch program, including the MacArthur, Ford, Carnegie, Robert Wood Johnson, and Hewlett Foundations, join the New York Times to…

March 14, 2024

The “No Excuses” Model Is Due for a Renaissance

In a dispatch over the weekend, the New York Times took note of the rise of “super strict schools in England,” marked by “strict routines and detentions,” silent corridors, and “zero-tolerance” policies for even…

March 12, 2024

Family Dinners Offer a Silver Lining in a Bleak Social Capital Landscape

…Few people would question the idea that regularly eating together promotes family closeness and affection. Unfortunately, research by the eminent scholar of social capital, Robert Putnam, indicates that the share…