Brookings Today, 3/18/14

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

  • Homework in America. Tom Loveless assesses data on how much homework American students have today, whether the load has changed, and what parents think about it.

  • EITC expansion for childless workers. Elizabeth Kneebone and Jane Williams examine the impacts of modernizing EITC for workers without children.

  • Refusing Medicaid expansion: Fiscal madness. Henry Aaron argues that decisions by some governors and state legislatures to forgo billions of dollars each year by rejecting Medicaid expansion are “fiscal madness.”

  • Strength of character and social mobility. Richard Reeves and Kimberly Howard look at data that link motivation and class.

  • Refresh European energy security policy to help Ukraine. David Goldwyn explains how the United States can help central and eastern Europe, including Ukraine, and diminish Russia’s ability to use energy as a tool against neighbors.

  • Why democracy in Egypt still matters. Tamara Cofman Wittes shows why. 

Mingwei Ma contributed to this post.