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Higher Education

A Great Recession, a Great Retreat

book_alt2 icon Report Since the onset of the Great Recession, direct state investment in public universities and community colleges has declined. This report analyzes the retreat in funding in the 50 states and calls for a restored state-federal compact in postsecondary education to ensure that high-quality programs remain affordable and a central tenant of the American Dream.

By David A. Bergeron, Elizabeth Baylor, and Antoinette Flores | Monday, October 27, 2014

Colorado
Immigration

10 Facts You Need to Know About Latinos and Immigration in Colorado

The economic, social, and political power of Latinos in Colorado is significant and growing. Immigration reform is a critical issue to Latinos, and it will play a critical role in the state’s Senate and House races.

By Jonathan Valdez | Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pope Francis
Religion and Values

Health Care that Heals

Pope Francis teaches that access to comprehensive health care, which acknowledges the dignity of the whole person at each stage of life, is necessary to build a more just world.

By Claire Markham | Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Race and Ethnicity

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in North Carolina Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

This fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in North Carolina.

By Jamal Hagler | Thursday, October 30, 2014

CO voter
Race and Ethnicity

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Colorado Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

This fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Colorado.

By Jamal Hagler | Thursday, October 30, 2014

payday loan
Economy

Millions of Americans Are Outside the Financial System

article icon Fact Sheet New data from the FDIC reaffirm that many families lack bank accounts or are otherwise underserved by the financial system.

By Joe Valenti | Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Race and Ethnicity

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Georgia Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

This fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Georgia.

By Jamal Hagler | Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Economy

October 2014

article icon Issue Brief Congress needs to play its part in building a postrecession economy for everyone and not just the wealthy few.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Monday, October 27, 2014

Higher Education

The Impact of the Great Recession on Public Colleges

cursor icon Interactive Direct state investment in and enrollment at public universities and community colleges for each state is presented to support the need for a restored state-federal partnership in postsecondary education.

By Elizabeth Baylor and Antoinette Flores | Monday, October 27, 2014

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Higher Education

Effects of State Higher Education Cuts on Communities of Color

article icon Issue Brief As diversity among U.S. students increases, investment in public colleges—particularly in two-year institutions that disproportionately serve students of color—is an investment in the future.

By Farah Z. Ahmad | Monday, October 27, 2014

Johns Hopkins
Poverty

Eds, Meds, and the Feds

book_alt2 icon Report The federal government has a long history of supporting the work of anchor institutions—entities, including universities and hospitals, that control vast economic, human, and intellectual resources. It has a vested interest in exploring strategies that harness anchors’ power to increase community revitalization and economic growth.

By Tracey Ross | Friday, October 24, 2014

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Race and Ethnicity

U.S. Ebola Hysteria Is the Wrong Response to the Epidemic

Irrational fears about the Ebola virus are leading to discrimination and ostracism of Africans in the United States.

By Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, October 23, 2014