Real Family Values: Child Care and Early Childhood Education
Issue Brief If we value opportunity, equality, and fairness, we must do more to provide children and working parents with access to high-quality, affordable child care.
Common Core State Standards Assessments
Report Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the forthcoming tests from two nonprofit state assessment consortia—the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers—have the potential to improve student mastery.
The Economic Importance of Women’s Rising Hours of Work
Report The importance of women’s added work hours to families’ economic well-being lends a new urgency to rethinking U.S. labor standards for the 21st century.
Family and Medical Leave Insurance
Report We need to establish a national family and medical leave insurance program that addresses the realities of our current workforce.
Comments on Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, for the Keystone XL, or KXL, Pipeline Permit
While the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, acknowledges that the Keystone XL Pipeline would increase carbon pollution if built, it still underestimates the potential larger carbon pollution release and the tremendous impact that it could have on climate change.
Fixing the Drain on Retirement Savings
Issue Brief Better disclosure about retirement fees will go a long way toward boosting retirement savings.
Looking at the Best Teachers and Who They Teach
Issue Brief All students need access to great teachers, and policymakers need to ensure that they get the education they deserve.
Attaining Equitable Distribution of Effective Teachers in Public Schools
Report Attaining an equitable distribution of our nation's most effective teachers will require policy changes at the district, state, and federal levels.
Issue Brief Higher-education institutions, particularly those that disproportionately serve students of color, play a critical role in educating low-income students and reducing economic inequality.
How the Ryan Budget Fails Our Economy by Failing Economics
Issue Brief The conservative economic framework at the core of the Ryan budget remains stuck on supply-side and trickle-down theories that have been discredited and are out of touch with today’s economy.
The Economic Benefits of Restoring Coastal Ecosystems
Healthy coastal ecosystems provide critical social and environmental benefits.
The Economic Case for Restoring Coastal Ecosystems
Report Restoring degraded coastal ecosystems produces economic returns above and beyond short-term job creation and economic stimulus.
3 Key Challenges in Combating the Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States
Issue Brief There is growing recognition that the sex trafficking of children is an issue in the United States. But there is much work still to be done to effectively combat this crime and provide appropriate services and support to victims.
Fiscal Year 2015 Ryan Budget by the Numbers
The Ryan budget once again undermines America’s long-term economic future by cutting essential infrastructure programs that support job growth, trade, and the efficient movement of people and goods.
Shining Light on Health Care Prices
Issue Brief Hidden prices drive up costs throughout the health care system. There are a variety of ways to increase transparency, which is key to lowering health care costs.