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Social Policy & Politics Program

Advancing moderate politics and social policy

Clare Jackson

State of Relationship Recognition 2014

Just how much have things changed in the last year for gay couples? Learn more in our 4th annual State of Relationship Recognition Report | The Washington Post | INFOGRAPHIC

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    Teaching: The Next Generation
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Teachers Deserve More than a Free Burrito

Square_thumb by Tamara Hiler The fact that our society has to make a concerted effort once a year to appreciate teachers should be a telling sign that we don’t value teaching as the challenging and demanding profession that it actually is. The most significant way we can honor our teachers is to modernize the profession so that it meets the needs and challenges of a 21st century career, through a major revamp to the way we recruit, prepare, and promote teachers. More ►

Giving Everyone a Reason to Teach

Square_thumb by Tamara Hiler I think it’s no secret that teaching has an image problem, and in many cases, it’s rightfully deserved. With varying certification processes in each state, very few opportunities for advancement within the career, and compensation that rivals that of administrative assistants, it’s easy to see how top-tier Millennials could overlook the many professional benefits unique to teaching in favor of other well-established careers. More ►

Obama's Impossible Choices on Iraq

Square_thumb by Bill Schneider The U.S. military can do many things supremely well. They are all military things — like fighting wars, repelling invasions and providing security. But nation-building — the task that devolved upon them in both Iraq and Afghanistan — is political, not military. More ►

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Lanae Erickson Hatalsky

Director of the Social Policy & Politics Program

202.384.1732

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Michelle Diggles, Ph. D

Senior Political Analyst, Social Policy & Politics Program

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Sarah Trumble

Policy Counsel, Social Policy & Politics Program

202-384-1712

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Tamara Hiler

Fellow, Social Policy & Politics Program

202-384-1700

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