What I’m Reading IV

Time for a quick re-cap of what I’ve been reading this week. You can catch previous “what I’m reading posts” here, here, and here. Intermarriage is growing in acceptance across the United States, 50 years after the Loving v. Virginia case. Breast feeding isn’t stigmatized everywhere, and women have more success with it when they…

America’s K-12 Education Problem

In late 2015, President Obama signed into law¬†the Every Child Succeeds Act, which replaces the existing No Child Left Behind Act of 2002. This article from The Atlantic¬†surveys the opinions of many scholars and experts on the state of schools in America. It’s a really interesting take on the pros and cons of our educational…

An Executive Order

  Barack Obama’s recent executive order includes using the behavioral sciences to inform policies that impact people directly. To more fully realize the benefits of behavioral insights and deliver better results at a lower cost for the American people, the Federal Government should design its policies and programs to reflect our best understanding of how…