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We may never be able to completely eradicate poverty’s many faces, but by correctly designing, measuring and improving two-generation programs, we will be working smarter to help the disadvantaged members...
Without a focus on improving teacher effectiveness within the dialogue on improving public education and student outcomes, we will fail to fully capitalize on and support one of the greatest resources we have: ...
Social programs should be measured based on outcomes rather than activities. Paying for success saves taxpayer money and improves the magnitude and effectiveness of results.
Intuitively, forcing immediate austerity on economies that seem to make sport out of spending others’ money seems the appropriate thing to do. But the Eurozone’s best hope for economic recovery is t...
Only after our increasingly interdependent global economy stabilizes and inflation inches toward the targeted annual rate of 2 percent should the Fed consider raising interest rates.
Free trade creates net positive benefits like a rising tide that lifts all boats, but specific players can be devastated by displacement. Governments can alleviate the pain of retooling but must allow that reto...
In order to maximize our economic potential, we need to align school objectives with workforce needs. Preparation needs to begin at the elementary and high school levels through quantified goals to measure prog...
The opening of U.S.–Cuban relations could significantly improve human rights in Cuba and the economies of both countries — creating new jobs, boosting U.S. exports and reducing the need for agricult...
Predictive analytics and preventive medicine are transforming health care in the United States to be more affordable and more effective, allowing U.S. health care costs to decrease to levels similar to those of...
What can be done to bolster the U.S. economy? Average prices and wages in the U.S. haven’t increased as expected. How does the Fed fight inflation and unemployment? What is the relationship between the tw...