The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is likely to get a vote in Congress shortly after Thanksgiving. As readers judge the final deal, it’s important to have a clear notion of what an appropriate and effective federal role entails.
The Federal Reserve Board’s newest proposal requiring minimum “total loss absorbing capacity” has yet to make the headlines it deserves. Its importance has been lost in the details, as the rule is esoteric and complex. But the significance of the TLAC standard should not be overlooked. Although it is designed to help unwind a failing financial behemoth, the proposal confirms that the banks it applies to are actually “too big to fail.”
Philanthropic foundations play an increasingly influential role in education research, policy, and practice — yet this sector has been subject to little research-informed analysis. In “The New Education Philanthropy,” Frederick M. Hess and Jeffrey R. Henig convene a diverse group of scholars and analysts to examine the shifting role of education philanthropy over the last decade.
Twenty predictions for the next twenty years from FastCompany, and more.
Here’s something to give thanks for on Thanksgiving: the thousands of strangers who were led by the “invisible hand” of the market over the last several months to act as your “market benefactors” and make sure your affordable holiday feast was possible.
Protesters have every right to voice their concerns, so long as they respect others’ right to free expression. However, making college affordable and responsive to student needs has to be about more than adding middle managers with new titles. Activists would be wise to focus on changing the incentives that lead to scarcity of opportunity in the first place.
We are still waiting for a company to have breakout success in the healthcare field of applied data science. While there are numerous obstacles to overcome, those that figure out the human elements of this field will be successful.
China’s system of IPO approvals rewards the politically connected at the expense of investors and businesses looking for profitable opportunities. Unfortunately, despite promises to the contrary, the pace of reform remains agonizingly slow.
Before transforming President Obama’s ineffective efforts into a vigorous military campaign to destroy the Islamic State (ISIS), we need a clear view, shared with NATO allies and others, about what will replace it.