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The Brookings Cafeteria

Mar 25, 2016

Tom Loveless, a nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies, explains his latest research on measuring achievement of American students.

“The bottom line here: the implementation of the common core has appeared to have very little impact on student achievement,” Loveless says. In this episode, he discusses...

Mar 18, 2016

Melissa Kearney, a nonresident senior fellow in Economic Studies, explains her new research (with Phillip Levine for the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity) on high school students who are growing up in places with high income inequality and their decision to stay in high school or not.

“Kids at the bottom of the...

Mar 11, 2016

Russell Wheeler, a visiting fellow in Governance Studies and an expert on federal courts, discusses the process and politics of replacing Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court given the current political climate. 

“This polarization our politics has affected the polarization of the confirmation...

Mar 4, 2016


Qutaiba Idlbi, a Syrian refugee and activist, and Robert L. McKenzie, a Brookings visiting fellow and  expert on the Middle East and North Africa, discuss the Syrian crisis from a personal and public policy perspective.

In this podcast, Idlbi shares his own experience participating in the Syrian revolution as it began...