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Top 5 Reasons Why Administrative Action on Immigration Would Benefit American Workers

obama texasAdministrative action that temporarily protects undocumented immigrants from deportation would benefit all American workers.

By Patrick Oakford and Marshall Fitz | Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Need to Encourage Responsible Credit

Exploring how stronger laws and enforcement can reduce debt traps in short-term lending.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dignified Jobs and Decent Wages

A worker hands a food order over to a customer as demonstrators march through a Burger King restaurant drive-thru book_alt2 icon Report This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite progress, more must be done to address economic security as a civil right for the young people of color who are driving America’s demographic change.

By Maryam Adamu | Thursday, July 10, 2014

Encouraging Responsible Credit for Financially Vulnerable Consumers

Cash Advance book_alt2 icon Report Through stronger laws and enforcement, as well as the encouragement of better alternatives, policymakers can reduce debt traps in short-term lending.

By Joe Valenti | Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Concept and Potential of Adaptation Markets

A staff member works on an experimental green roof at the University of Vermont article icon Issue Brief The idea of adaptation markets is relatively new and unfamiliar, but they could be valuable tools to build resilience to the effects of climate change.

By Gwynne Taraska | Thursday, July 10, 2014

Millennial Voters Aren’t Conservatives in Waiting

Freedom Summer students listenThe political allegiance of young Americans will fall to the policies and politicians that embrace their worldview, not to outdated and meaningless historic trends.

By Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Parallel Lives, Different Outcomes

Ivan Silverberg teaches his American Studies class. article icon Issue Brief Some school districts are more productive than others, but district leaders might have little control over spending their funds in ways that can improve outcomes.

By Robert Hanna and Bo Morris III | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Educational Equity and Effectiveness: The Need for Fiscal Fairness and Fiscal Productivity

StudentsTo ensure successful outcomes for all students, our nation must do more to improve the fair and productive use of school dollars.

By Ulrich Boser | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

America’s Most Financially Disadvantaged School Districts and How They Got that Way

child school bus book_alt2 icon Report We need to address inequity in state aid to school districts in order to help fiscally disadvantaged districts reach a level playing field.​

By Bruce D. Baker | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Return on Educational Investment: 2014

Pencils rest on a dollar bill book_alt2 icon Report A look at school district bang for the buck.

By Ulrich Boser | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

4 Ways World Leaders Can Win at the Climate Leaders Summit

Children walk through pollution in Shijiazhuang, China.This summer and fall, world leaders have an opportunity to embrace four cost-effective strategies to drive sustainable and low-carbon economic growth and lay the groundwork for a strong global climate deal in 2015.

By Cathleen Kelly and Hayden Brown | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Statistical Analysis Shows that Violence, Not Deferred Action, Is Behind the Surge of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border

Two young girls sit in their holding area at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, ArizonaBased on a statistical analysis of unaccompanied children arrivals data, border security statistics, and violence levels in Central America, it is clear that violence in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—rather than deferred action or lax U.S. border enforcement—is driving the increase in unaccompanied children.

By Tom K. Wong | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Social Security Disability Insurance

mother wheelchair article icon Issue Brief Social Security Disability Insurance has been a core pillar of our nation’s Social Security system for nearly six decades, offering critical protection when Americans need it most.

By Rebecca Vallas and Shawn Fremstad | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Repatriation Holiday: It’s Time To Drop It For Good

passportsA repatriation holiday would cost the United States billions of dollars and would not increase domestic investment.

By Alexandra Thornton | Monday, July 7, 2014

Primer on Beijing’s Slice-and-Dice Approach to Energy and Climate Reform

S&ED article icon Issue Brief Chinese leaders are unleashing a wave of new policies that fast track energy and emission reforms in select urban areas while laying the foundation for a more gradual shift nationwide.

By Melanie Hart | Monday, July 7, 2014