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July 15, 2024

It Is Time to Set Goals for Cutting Chronic Absenteeism

…they maintain that priority over time, may prove to be the most important education policy decision for the coming decade. A student is chronically absent if he misses 10 percent…

July 11, 2024

Exploring Trends in Food Bank Use

…visitors to food pantries within the time frame asked on the survey would not show up multiple times in the survey data. Another possible explanation is that the survey data…

July 10, 2024

Has Income Growth between Generations of Americans Stalled?

…transfers have affected patterns of income growth over time. The slowdown in intergenerational progress was more pronounced for pretax incomes than for incomes after taxes and transfers. Nevertheless, millennials in…

June 26, 2024

Reducing Racial Disparities in Foster Care Might Endanger Black Children

…of “reasonable efforts” to keep the children with their families. And finally, caseworkers will have to take into account “social and cultural values at all times” in making such decisions….

June 26, 2024

American Workers Are Doing Great. They Could Be Doing Even Better.

…Benjamin Glasner. The other is by Paul Krugman of the New York Times. To the Economic Innovation Group’s attempt to articulate a “new consensus” about the American worker, I’d respond in three…

June 23, 2024

Is Systemic Racism Responsible for the Increase in Child Mortality Rates?

…least half a century. Thanks to advances in modern medicine and car safety, these had been declining for some time, but now the rates of suicide, homicide, drug overdoses and…

June 18, 2024

A Unified Theory of Education

When it comes to education, these have been the best of times and the worst of times. In 2021, Arizona adopted the nation’s first universal education-savings-account (ESA) program. In 2022,…

June 18, 2024

Economic Opportunity and Social Mobility

…of divorce has continued to increase. Moving outside the family, the trends are nearly as concerning. Americans spend less time with their neighbors than in the past and less time…

June 18, 2024

Answering Key Questions About Unemployment Insurance Reforms

…workers who exhaust state benefits. A permanent joint federal-state program called Extended Benefits, which at most times is supported with 50 percent state and 50 percent federal funds, was created…

June 15, 2024

Reimagining Early Education

…agenda of their own, it has mostly started (and ended) with two time-tested responses: deregulation and tax cuts. Now, cutting red tape and taxes are reasonable places to start. Government…