Brookings Today, 8/7/14

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

  • AGOA’s importance for U.S.-African trade. Miriam Sapiro describes the importance of the African Growth and Opportunity Act for U.S.-Africa commercial relations and calls on Congress for its renewal.

  • Do Americans stink at math? Tom Loveless debunks six myths about American’s math achievement in school.

  • Strong industry clusters important for Foreign Direct Investment. Devashree Saha and Kenan Fikri argue that strong industry clusters are essential to promote, retain, and maximize the economic development potential of Foreign Direct Investment.

  • Metropolitan inequality and its effect on mobility. Alan Berube asks if inequality matters for mobility and suggests that inequality at a metropolitan scale could affect mobility over time.

  • Quality in the education agenda. Gabriel Sanchez-Zinny and James McBride point out the need for quality in the post-2015 education agenda following the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Six big ideas to tackle global development challenges. The 11th annual Brookings Blum Roundtable on Global Poverty is discussing six ideas to tackle development challenges in the world’s most difficult environments.

Elina Saxena contributed to this post.