New America in the News: 2014

New America staff and fellows appear regularly on radio and television, and are frequently quoted in media outlets of all types. A selection of that coverage is available below.

Why Can't The Selfie Generation Find Jobs? | BBC News

April 7, 2014

This isn't a sign of laziness, writes Zachary Karabell for the Atlantic, but rather is "evidence of a generation of college graduates determined not to settle, which bodes well for our future". Others call 20-somethings unrealistic in their desires to ...

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Secret 'Cuban Twitter' Poses Big Hurdle For Bloggers, Exiles | Huffington Post

April 5, 2014

"Cuban authorities already try to paint critical bloggers like Yoani Sanchez as U.S.-funded mercenaries, and the report about ZunZuneo will only give them more ammunition," said Emily Parker, a former State Department policy adviser and author of the ...

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Why I Gave In And Bought My Son An Xbox

April 4, 2014

Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University. This article originally appeared on Zócalo Public Square. Andrés Martinez is the editorial director of the New America Foundation. REPRINT PRINT EMAIL.

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Wonkbook: Time’s Up, Obamacare! Let’s See How You Did | The Washington Post

April 4, 2014

In Kentucky, Obamacare's success did nothing to change the law's politics. Perry Bacon Jr. in Yahoo News.

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Challenge for Pre-K Recruitment: Lagging Latino Enrollment | The New York World

April 4, 2014

Conor Williams, senior researcher at the New America Foundation’s Education Policy Program, said that building a single, standard application process can help alleviate class and racial disparities in pre-K enrollment.

“A unified system would reduce the potential for more affluent parents with the wherewithal to apply to every program from gaming the system,” said Williams.

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Eco:Nomics: How Energy Geopolitics Are Changing | Wall Street Journal

April 4, 2014

Daniel H. Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS Inc. talks about how Ukraine's high energy costs, China's energy needs and U.S. shale gas are shaping the future of energy politics. Up Next. Top News. PROGRAMS. MARKETS. FEATURED. ECO:Nomics. BARRON'S ...

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Default Data On Parent Plus Loans

April 3, 2014

“We absolutely should be concerned about defaults in the PLUS loan program,” said Rachel Fishman, a policy analyst at the New America Foundation who has criticized institutions for using PLUS loans to mask their prices and skirt accountability measures.

Letters: Among The Bombed | New York Times

April 3, 2014

In her review of Dan Hurley's book “Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power” (March 23), Annie Murphy Paul concludes: “Cognitive training may yet turn out to be the solution to sagging memories and flabby reasoning. But it's not there yet ...

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Plus Loans Are Not Grants | Edcentral

April 3, 2014

Last week, during the U.S. Department of Education's Program Integrity negotiated rulemaking, UNCF released a policy report–The Parent PLUS Loan Crisis: An Urgent Crisis Facing Students at the Nation's HBCUs–about the effect of the change in the credit ...

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Don'T Blame Ptsd For The Fort Hood Shooting | Time

April 3, 2014

Shortly after America learned of another shooting Wednesday evening at Fort Hood, news outlets flashed alerts about the shooter's deployment history and mental health. Among the first facts confirmed and reported about Spec. Ivan Lopez were his ...

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Common Core Wars Escalate Takano Takes On Education Durbin, Harkin Take ... | Politico

April 3, 2014

With help from Maggie Severns, Nirvi Shah and Stephanie Simon. COMMON CORE WARS ESCALATE: The business community is stepping up efforts to sell the Common Core, especially to Republican voters. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation ...

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New Global Coalition Urges Governments To Keep Surveillance Technologies In ...

April 3, 2014

“There is a unique opportunity for governments to address this problem now and to update their regulations to align with technological developments,” said Tim Maurer, Research Fellow at New America's Open Technology Institute. “More and more ...

In Campaign Finance Ruling, Justices Struggle to Define Corruption | The Wall Street Journal

April 2, 2014

Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout disagrees. She says that by approaching corruption as a “criminal law concern instead of a foundational democratic concern,” Justice Roberts is considering just one piece of the problem.

It’s not that America has just started thinking about this. The Founding Fathers “were acutely aware of corruption,” says Ms. Underkuffler. But back then, the fear wasn’t the rich pulling strings, but individuals in power sacrificing the public good in pursuit of their own selfish aims, she said.

House Education Chairman to Push for More Special Education Aid | Education Week

April 1, 2014

What's more, there are significant challenges to boosting funding for special education, said Clare McCann, a policy analyst at the New America Foundation's Federal Education Budget Project.

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Ryan Budget Outlines Steep Cuts to Education

April 1, 2014

But because the budget sticks to the caps that Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) agreed on last fall, it could make things easier on appropriators in the coming months, said Clare McCann, a policy analyst at the New America Foundation.

“The House and Senate are actually totally aligned on the non-defense limit and the overall limit,” McCann noted. Since Murray decided to not put out a budget this year, she said, the Ryan budget could become useful messaging.

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Let the Best Charters Grow, Make the Worst Charters Close | National Review online

April 1, 2014

Conor Williams of the New America Foundation laments that charter schools are at best “a mild corrective to inequity,” drawing on his own experience as a parent enrolling his child in the District of Columbia public schools. He observes that because high-quality neighborhood schools are inaccessible to those who can’t afford to live in their catchment areas, middle- and low-income parents have turned to charter schools.

Here’s How the Post Covered Gmail’s Launch 10 Years Ago | The Washington Post

April 1, 2014

Kevin Bankston, an attorney working as a fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a consumer group, worried that the information kept by Google for advertising purposes could wind up in a gray legal area not protected by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

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