Jenna Robinson

jarobinson@popecenter.org

Jenna Robinson is director of outreach at the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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Five Lessons K–12 Can Learn from Higher Ed

Colleges aren’t perfect, but they can be instructive for the public schools

AUGUST 25, 2014 by JENNA ROBINSON

American higher education treats students and teachers like individuals and has to deliver bang for the buck. K–12 could learn a thing or two.

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Do Cities Cause Their Own Sprawl?

Public schools are helping to shape and segregate our cities

JUNE 30, 2014 by JENNA ROBINSON

High taxes and lousy schools often leave families little choice but to head into the sprawl surrounding the cities they'd prefer to call home.

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Elementary School Spiral: A Cautionary Tale

Vouchers are back in vogue, but higher ed offers us lessons about a K–12 tuition spiral

FEBRUARY 24, 2014 by JENNA ROBINSON

Before jumping on board with school vouchers, proponents should hear this cautionary tale from higher education.

Book Review

Nutrition Without Romance

JANUARY 31, 2014 by JENNA ROBINSON

Blogger Denise Minger might not have heard of public choice theory, but she applies it without remorse to America's dietary-industrial complex in her book, Death by Food Pyramid.

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How Government Makes Us Fatter

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Subsidies, tariffs, and a succession of contradictory (sometimes counterproductive) guidelines have combined to give Americans an obesity problem we can't seem to kick.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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