Truth and Evidence
05/08/2017
In 2016, the Associated Press was awarded its 52nd Pulitzer Prize for a riveting investigative report about slavery in the Thai fishing industry. The story — the work of an international group of AP reporters, photographers, and editors — drew worldwide attention and eventually led to the release of 2,000 enslaved men. “That story[…]
Doing Our Jobs
04/28/2017
In the fall of 1978, as I started my graduate work at GSPP, Berkeley voters were considering a rent control measure.As we examined it in class, the lesson quickly became clear: policy should be driven by good analysis before politics. Otherwise, we devolve into a world of unintended consequences.It’s up to the policy analyst to deliver a[…]
Does Policy Analysis Still Matter?
04/17/2017
Does Policy Analysis Matter? Exploring Its Effectiveness in Theory and Practice, edited by Lee S. Friedman, was released by University of California Press in February 2017. In addition to Professor Friedman, chapter contributors include John A. Hird (MPP '86/PhD '88), Eric M. Patashnik (MPP '89) and Justin Peck, and M. Suzanne Donovan[…]
Who Needs Charters When You Have Public Schools Like These?
04/01/2017
Starting in kindergarten, the students in the Union Public Schools district in Tulsa, Okla., get a state-of-the-art education in science, technology, engineering and math. (Credit: Andrea Morales for The New York Times)TULSA, Okla. — The class assignment: Design an iPad video game. For the player to win, a cow must cross a two-lane[…]
Obamacare is the law of the land. But it’s still vulnerable.
03/27/2017
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s (R-Wis.) decision to pull legislation to reconfigure the nation’s health-care system is a major setback to President Trump and the GOP. For seven years, Republicans promised to repeal and replace Obamacare. Their failure to deliver on this promise exposes intraparty divisions that will not be[…]
Job Posting: Adjunct in Food Policy
03/16/2017
The Goldman School of Public Policy seeks applications from researchers in food policy, with an emphasis on the social movements of food production, food service, and labor practices and policies in these sectors. We anticipate that these scholars will study the political, legal, and social aspects of food policy, including: organizing social movements[…]
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