Press

The Hill: Universal Pensions: A Progressive Alternative to Retirement

In the midst of the chaos of this election cycle, some important themes are emerging. In particular, voters are highly worried about retirement security. Indeed,…

RealClearPolicy: Nuclear Innovation Can Support Growth and a Healthy Climate

Amid mounting public concern about climate change, many progressives are giving nuclear energy another look. It’s already America’s biggest source of zero-carbon energy, far surpassing…

U.S. News & World Report: When Performance Pay Doesn’t Pay Off

In 2005, Denver stepped into the national spotlight by adopting a performance pay system negotiated with the teachers’ union, financed by a $25 million-a-year boost…

Press Release: PPI Statement on USITC Report Concerning the Trans-Pacific Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2016 Contact: Cody Tucker, ctucker@ppionline.org, 202-775-0106; Steven Chlapecka, schlapecka@ppionline.org, 202-525-3931 WASHINGTON—Ed Gerwin, senior fellow for trade and global opportunity at…

The Mile-High City Leads the Way

Some of the most dramatic gains in urban education have come from school districts using a “portfolio strategy”: negotiating performance agreements with some mix of…

Money and Schools: Debating Ben Spielberg 50 Years After the Coleman Report

Is “more money” a vital education policy, when compared with other possible changes? Should taxpayers allocate significantly more money to existing K-12 public schools, without…

The Washington Post: Why Trump and Clinton should name their entire Cabinets right now

Now that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has announced Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential pick — an unusual move for a presidential candidate trailing…

The Daily Beast – Clinton’s Key: Never Mind the Bernie Bros, Here Come the Swing Voters

The nominating contest grinds on, but the Acela primary set the stage for a general election faceoff between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Trump’s solid…

The Daily Beast: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Are Delusional on Trade Policy

In this campaign season of populist anger and demagoguery, bad ideas are bubbling to the surface like marsh gas. Among the worst is protectionism, which…

U.S. News & World Report: The Weapon Against Inequality That 2016 Forgot

If the democratic candidates are serious about combating inequality, they should start by embracing education reform. For education reformers, the 2016 presidential primaries have been…