Unaccompanied Children from Central America
The humanitarian situation on the U.S. southern border demands a range of sustainable interventions across northern Central America, as well as increased international assistance.
Issue Brief Despite an improving labor market, Congress needs to do more to create opportunity for all American families.
Improving Economic Opportunity
Issue Brief Successful anti-poverty solutions should be coordinated in a way that meets the needs of families and should build upon lessons learned from successful programs across the country. Efforts to improve the safety net should also be paired with broader reforms and investments to tackle the root causes of poverty.
A Way Forward on Child Refugees
The president can accelerate the process for screening unaccompanied children who are fleeing violence, without sacrificing fairness or due process and without changing existing law.
The Ryan Budget in Sheep’s Clothing?
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s speech on safety net reforms is either an outgrowth of his budget plans to gut the safety net or it backtracks on his promise to balance the budget. But he can’t have it both ways.
Report The children of immigrants are a critical—but often overlooked—demographic who care deeply about how both parties act on immigration, and will be influential in shaping the future of American politics.
The Surge of Unaccompanied Children from Central America
Issue Brief The humanitarian situation on the U.S. southern border, created by a dramatic increase in children fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries, demands a range of sustainable interventions across northern Central America, as well as increased international assistance.
Teachers Struggle With Paltry Incomes In Their Mid- and Late-Career
Low pay prevents teachers from living a middle-class life.
How Leaving RGGI Leaves New Jersey Behind
Giving up his plot to leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative would be a relatively simple and effective way for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to implement proposed carbon-pollution limits while strengthening New Jersey’s health and economy.
What Rep. Paul Ryan Should Say
Rep. Paul Ryan’s latest poverty proposals will exacerbate poverty and inequality, if past is prologue.
Mid- and Late-Career Teachers Struggle With Paltry Incomes
Issue Brief Low pay prevents talented and experienced teachers from living a middle-class life.
The Speech Rep. Ryan Should Give
If past is prologue, Rep. Paul Ryan’s latest poverty proposals will exacerbate poverty and inequality. But there are alternative, effective policy options to grow the middle class.
Apprenticeships in America
The United States lags behind its European counterparts in the use of apprenticeships.
The Underuse of Apprenticeships in America
Charts The United States lags behind its European counterparts in the use of apprenticeships, a proven workforce training tool that would help American businesses, workers, and the U.S. economy as a whole.
Missing the Point
Report The harmful impacts of the Washington football team’s name are part of a much larger problem in our country, and one in which local, state, and federal education agencies can make a difference.