Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

A few thoughts re Leonhardt’s “College for the masses”

April 26th, 2015

There may be no more highly-placed booster for the importance of college education than editor/journalist David Leonhardt of the NYT (disclosure: an editor of my occasional pieces at Upshot and someone I’ve known and respected for many years). Every few months, he writes something on this topic and he’s right to do so, both from a… Read more

Check it out, OTE’ers: The Reconnection Agenda is upon us!

April 24th, 2015

Read the intro to my new book, The Reconnection Agenda: Reuniting Growth and Prosperity, over at the WaPo PostEverything. Or better yet, download the whole damn book at let me know what you think. You can buy a hard copy–you know, with paper pages, here. [Here’s the cover, which I think is great, by Anthony… Read more

David Brooks does the Palin one-step

March 9th, 2015

David Brooks can’t resist the old DC one-step. People who say “education is really important, but it’s not the only determinant of wage growth” become people who disparage the importance of education. Clearly, education matters a great deal but so too does bargaining power, political power, and absence of precisely those forces on behalf of those on… Read more

My talk to the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network

December 12th, 2014

It was my privilege last night to give the keynote presentation at the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network’s 10th anniversary party. Why me? Because when they started out a decade ago, I recognized what a great idea they had and tried to help a bit. What they’ve accomplished since then is remarkable and gives me hope for… Read more