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The Racially Discriminatory Effects of Provisional Ballots

In 16 states, voters in counties with a higher percentage of minorities cast provisional ballots at higher rates.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Uncounted Votes

African American voters book_alt2 icon Report A first-of-its-kind analysis of county-level 2012 election data finds that, in 16 states, voters in counties with a higher percentage of minorities cast provisional ballots at higher rates.

By Joshua Field, Charles Posner, and Anna Chu | Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Great Recession and Public Colleges

Public investment in higher education is vital to the performance of our economy, explain the authors.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

For Women and Girls, the Common Core Is a Step Toward Greater Equity

math homework article icon Fact Sheet The Common Core State Standards represent an important step toward closing achievement gaps and opening the door to higher-paying science, technology, engineering, and math jobs for millions of low-income girls and girls of color.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Role of Anchor Institutions in Community Revitalization

The federal government has a vested interest in exploring strategies that harness anchors’ power to increase community revitalization and economic growth, explains Tracey Ross.

Monday, October 27, 2014

October 2014

Job seekers fill out applications 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

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

A Great Recession, a Great Retreat

UCLA 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

Effects of State Higher Education Cuts on Communities of Color

A woman leaves her house 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

Eds, Meds, and the Feds

Johns Hopkins 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

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

Ebola hospital 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

Ensuring Access to Family Planning Services for All

Morning-after pill article icon Issue Brief While women have access to family planning services at a multitude of health care facilities—and while a wide spectrum of funding sources covers contraceptives and those services—we are not doing enough to ensure access for all women.

By Donna Barry and Amelia Esenstad | Thursday, October 23, 2014

Education that Empowers

Pope Francis babyPope Francis teaches that education is a tool for developing individuals, communities, and the world in service of compassion and fairness, suggesting that a commitment to quality, accessible education for all is a crucial element of building a more just world.

By Claire Markham | Thursday, October 23, 2014

Immigration Facts

The CAP Immigration Team provides a rundown of everything you need to know about our foreign-born population.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Facts on Immigration Today

immigration reform protest article icon Issue Brief Everything you need to know about our foreign-born population, their impact on the economy, current immigration policy, and the voting power of new Americans.

By the CAP Immigration Team | Thursday, October 23, 2014