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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.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Job seekers wait in a line at a job fair in Southfield, Michigan.

July 2014

article icon Issue Brief Despite an improving labor market, Congress needs to do more to create opportunity for all American families.

By Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Improving Economic Opportunity

article icon 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.

By Melissa Boteach and Megan Martin | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Immigration

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.

By Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Angela Maria Kelley | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Paul Ryan speech

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.

By Melissa Boteach and Rebecca Vallas | Thursday, July 24, 2014

child immigrants

Citizenship Matters

book_alt2 icon 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.

By Manuel Pastor, Justin Scoggins, Vanessa Carter, and Jared Sanchez | Thursday, July 24, 2014

A young migrant girl waits for a freight train to depart on her way to the U.S. border, in Ixtepec, Mexico.

The Surge of Unaccompanied Children from Central America

article icon 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.

By Dan Restrepo and Ann Garcia | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Teachers Struggle With Paltry Incomes In Their Mid- and Late-Career

Low pay prevents teachers from living a middle-class life.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) addresses a gathering at a town hall meeting

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.

By Danielle Baussan | Thursday, July 24, 2014

What Rep. Paul Ryan Should Say

Rep. Paul Ryan’s latest poverty proposals will exacerbate poverty and inequality, if past is prologue.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Teacher in front of class

Mid- and Late-Career Teachers Struggle With Paltry Incomes

article icon Issue Brief Low pay prevents talented and experienced teachers from living a middle-class life.

By Ulrich Boser and Chelsea Straus | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rep. Paul Ryan

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.

By Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Apprenticeships in America

The United States lags behind its European counterparts in the use of apprenticeships.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Apprentices with Ocean Spray Cranberries attend a ceremony

The Underuse of Apprenticeships in America

bars icon 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.

By Sarah Ayres and Ethan Gurwitz | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chief Illiniwek performs

Missing the Point

book_alt2 icon 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.

By Erik Stegman and Victoria Phillips | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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