The Prospect speaks with an education-policy expert Linda Darling-Hammond about standardized testing in the implementation of Common Core, a national set of guidelines on math and reading.
Public opinion on the issue may look a lot like that on same-sex marriage, but the two differ in an important way.
Payroll fraud and the shift to contingent employment are robbing workers of wages, benefits, and job security—and stealing revenues owed to government.
Plutocrats don't need to bribe anyone to distort our system beyond any reasonable conception of democracy.
Are you feeling conflicted? I'll help you sort things out.
A pair of dueling reports on climate change highlight the challenges policy-makers and scientists face in trying to address the problem.
We may well be heading toward the removal of all contribution limits. How do other advanced democracies regulate their campaign contributions and spending?
Studies by the Federal Reserve and IMF say big banks are getting better borrowing deals because of the implicit promise of government bailouts.
This week, New York State failed to pass public financing reform for campaigns. The buck stopped at the governor's desk—reformers are ticked.
He didn't even mean to do it. But now they're hemmed in, without the ability to propose any meaningful fixes.
How Midwestern Republicans, not just an arm-twisting LBJ, helped pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
We need to start asking the question now, because if the Supreme Court strikes down all contribution limits, disclosure will be the justification.
The strange idea of keeping American Jews from arguing about Israel is going out of fashion.
Paul Ryan's budgets may contain a lot of fuzzy math. But unlike most in his party, he'll say exactly what he wants to do to Medicare.
Once they sold their souls, they had to justify the sale, even if it meant misleading everyone about what torture was achieving.