Brookings Today, 10/2/14

A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.

  • Promoting access to quality teachers. Mark Dynarski discusses the challenges of promoting equal access to quality teachers.
  • Horatio Alger goes to Washington. Edward Rodrigue and Richard Reeves examine the relative wealth and education background of members of the House of Representatives, as compared to America as a whole. Also, they ask, are there any “Horatio Algers” in the House?
  • The Hutchins Roundup. What’s happening in fiscal and monetary policy? The Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary policy keeps you informed on the latest research, charts, and speeches.
  • Revisiting industrial policy in Latin America. Dany Bahar reviews the history of Latin America’s industrial policy and the debate on productive development.
  • President Obama’s speech on a thriving middle class. William Galston reviews President Obama’s recent speech on economic growth and the middle class.
  • Reshoring industrial production to the U.S.? Mark Muro says that trends are positive for reshoring industry to U.S. factories, but the actual logistics are “tricky” and will play out on a metro by metro, and region by region, basis.

Charmaine Crutchfield contributed to this post.