October 13, 2012

MetroTrends week in review

Don’t miss this week’s posts on MetroTrends, each of them clearly articulating the empirical evidence necessary to make informed public policy decisions.

  • Stephen Wandner finished his three-post series about a central Romney jobs plan, offering concrete improvements to its flawed design
  • Sara Edelstein described new research about Federal spending on kids – and the news is good, overall
  • Melissa Favreault provided often-lacking nuance for the claim that Social Security is failing – most workers actually get more money than they pay in
  • Priya Saxena offers a new perspective on the Chicago Teachers’ Strike, one from the point of view of the most disadvantaged youth in Chicago schools

Next week we’ll have another full range of timely topics.

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