There is evidence that corruption is a persistent problem in Armenian education and that attempts to tackle it have so far led to less satisfactory results: in the perceptions of the Armenian public, education continues to be a sector particularly affected by the problem.
Schooling is so fundamental to social health and well being that Title II of the 2010 Affordable Care Act recognizes school achievement as an indicator of public health. To achieve is to become literate and as such, school achievement is the sine qua non for a thriving democracy founded upon an engaged public.... Read more about Test Tech and Complicit Corruption in American Public Schools
Transparify, a small group based in Tbilisi, Georgia, released a report today that rates think tanks around the world based on how much, if anything, they publicly disclose about who funds their work. Only 12 percent of think tanks surveyed—a total of two in the United States—received the highest, five-star rating. But even those two don’t publicly name all of their donors.... Read more about New Report Rates Think Tank Transparency
Two blocks from the White House, a think tank, a Super PAC and a 501(c)(4) outside spending group share the fifth floor suite of an office building. A powerful trio, indeed. But new rules the Obama administration proposed could be a real buzz kill to their operation.
Think tanks in the United States have been under increasing scrutiny in the past few years, with reports of them shilling for corporate and foreign government donors and using cozy relationships with lobbyists and lawmakers to shape public policy—all without disclosing exactly who paid them how much to do it. But things are changing. Slowly.
"In Washington, it is difficult for a small country to gain access to powerful politicians, bureaucrats and experts. Funding powerful think tanks is one way to gain such access, and some think tanks in Washington are openly conveying that they can service only those foreign governments that provide funding."
HMSbioethicsNewsweek asks in its cover story: Who would you save? In it, @HMSbioethics director Robert Truog says coronavirus-related rationing arrives in an already unfair system. And Glenn Cohen of @PetrieFlom argues for legal protections for physicians. t.co/qItX1PSI99
achakravaSome of the best, most thoughtful responses to #COVID19 are emerging from an unusually interdisciplinary set of thinkers including @dsallentess and @glenweyl. I strongly hope the blueprint they are advocating gets wide uptake. Check it out here: t.co/QyR6mR4VpU
HarvardFxbIn our webinar, Health Equity for People Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Maggie Sullivan talks about some of the factors that make #COVID19 more difficult for people experiencing homelessness, while health care for homeless programs are squeezed. t.co/TMyw5o1uia