Brookings Today, 3/26/14

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

  • Obama’s foreign policy messages. Michael Doran comments on the consequences of President Obama’s approach to Syria on Iran and Russia.

  • Homework horror stories. Tom Loveless reviews the reporting on “too much homework,” and data that show it isn’t the case.

  • Social mobility is not just about money. Richard Reeves and Joanna Venator look at social mobility not just as having more money than your parents, but also, for some, as having “a freer, broader, and better life.”

  • Think tank model is dead, says Bruce Katz, observing that there is a world outside Washington.

Mingwei Ma contributed to this post.