Professor of Educational Policy & Sociology and Associate Professor of Education Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
President Obama has proposed two years of free community college for up to nine million students across the nation each year, building on recommendations for a national program devised by SSNers Sara Goldrick-Rab and Nancy Kendall.
Charles W. Eliot University Professor of Economics and President Emeritus, Harvard University
Plunging oil prices create an opening for a new U.S. carbon tax to limit global warming and fund infrastructure investments and tax benefits for workers. One of America’s leading economists explains how this tax could work and why it could enjoy broad support.
Distinguished McKnight Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota
Drawing on his wide-ranging research, a leading SSN sociologist argues that now is the time to revamp America’s troubled criminal justice system.