Andrea Batista Schlesinger

Andrea Batista Schlesinger is the executive director of the Drum Major
Institute, a progressive policy think tank based in New York City.

Three R’s and a Why Three R’s and a Why

Civics education in schools creates young people who turn into the citizens that our democracy requires.

Sep 15, 2009 / Feature / Andrea Batista Schlesinger

A Chaos of Experimentation A Chaos of Experimentation

The New Deal spirit of "persistent experimentation" yielded impressive results for the country. American leaders can recapture that spirit.

Mar 20, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Andrea Batista Schlesinger

Immigrant Drivers License Plan Unravels Immigrant Drivers License Plan Unravels

New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer had a good idea about how to issue driver's licenses to undocumented workers. Too bad he caved.

Nov 14, 2007 / Andrea Batista Schlesinger and Amy Traub

YearlyKos Sticks With the Issues YearlyKos Sticks With the Issues

A netroots political convention in Chicago aims to transcend the horse race and let the people, not the media, frame the questions put to candidates.

Jul 18, 2007 / Feature / Ari Melber and Andrea Batista Schlesinger

Pro-Immigrant Populism Pro-Immigrant Populism

Immigration reform should be shaped by progressive values that prize the dignity of all workers.

Feb 22, 2007 / Andrea Batista Schlesinger