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What test scores tell us about inequality and American schools

American's aren't great at standardized tests, but our education system is relatively equal, compared to other nations.

  • Jeff Guo
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  • Sep 16, 2014
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How a decade of testing made education ‘significantly’ better

Data-gathering has helped kids learn more, Oregon's schools chief says.

  • Jim Tankersley
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  • Sep 16, 2014
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America’s top execs seem ready to give up on U.S. workers

A case for pessimism about the divide between companies and workers.

  • Jim Tankersley
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  • Sep 11, 2014
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Why the U.S. economy is outperforming many of its peers

What U.S. policymakers got right on the job front.

  • Jim Tankersley
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  • Sep 3, 2014
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Why the job market actually improved after the BP oil spill

Economists forgot that government response to a disaster can be a stimulus.

  • Jim Tankersley
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  • Aug 22, 2014
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Pocket Economist: Should money change how I watch soccer?

Previewing the Premier League, economically

  • Jim Tankersley
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  • Aug 15, 2014
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Pocket economist: Will my kids live better than me?

Economist and father Austan Goolsbee on whether we're right to worry.

  • Jim Tankersley
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  • Aug 8, 2014
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Toledo can’t drink its water. There’s an economics lesson there.

An economist visiting home notes how market forces are failing to get bottled water to people who need it most.

  • Jim Tankersley
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  • Aug 2, 2014
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Pocket Economist: Should I go to grad school? Should I buy a house?

You have questions about the economy. We have answers, with special guest Lizzie O'Leary.

  • Jim Tankersley
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  • Aug 1, 2014
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A think tank wanted to study inequality. It couldn’t get conservatives on board.

If most of the research on a big economic question comes from one political point of view, can Americans trust it?

  • Jim Tankersley
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  • Jul 24, 2014
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