Nov 30, 2017

11/30/2017: Revamping the way we evaluate schools

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(Markets Edition) As part of the GOP's planned tax overhaul, some Republicans have been pushing for changes aimed at helping families, like an expansion of the Child Tax Credit. But low-income parents wouldn't see that big of a benefit, according…

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Congressional tax proposals wouldn't do much to help low-income families with children, study says

Nov 30, 2017
Low-income families with young children wouldn’t see a lot of benefit from the House or Senate tax overhauls, according to a new study from the left-leaning Tax Policy Center. It found the tax cut proposals tilt heavily toward middle- and…

GreatSchools overhauls ratings to be more inclusive

Nov 30, 2017
But does the emphasis on test scores contribute to segregation?
Meredith Chaiken picks up her son Ezra from an after-school program in Baltimore.
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(Markets Edition) As part of the GOP’s planned tax overhaul, some Republicans have been pushing for changes aimed at helping families, like an expansion of the Child Tax Credit. But low-income parents wouldn’t see that big of a benefit, according to a new study from the left-leaning Tax Policy Center. On today’s show, we’ll look at why they may not get as much help as advertised. Afterwards, we’ll chat with economist Diane Swonk about President Trump’s new choice to join the Federal Reserve: Marvin Goodfriend, a Carnegie Mellon University economist. Plus: A look at how GreatSchools.org is trying to overhaul its ratings system by taking into account disparities between different racial and income groups.

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