Dramatic Action, Dramatic Improvement
Research suggests that school turnaround is possible in the presence of a concerted strategy and comprehensive, dramatic actions. Read more →
Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act Is Bad for Business
With the passage of Indiana’s recent license-to-discriminate bill, the state risks losing more than $250 million and counting in economic activity.
Undocumented Students Deserve Greater Access to Higher Education
To help all Americans, affordable college proposals meant to expand access to higher education need to consider and eliminate the significant obstacles that undocumented students face.
Infographic: Inside the Labyrinth: Undocumented Students in Higher Education
Undocumented students face numerous barriers to entering and completing higher education.
Race and Ethnicity
How Congress Is Supporting Inequality in Its FY 2016 Budget Proposals
Some congressional leaders are still advancing policies that threaten to exclude low-income families and people of color from the social safety net.
Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing measures that raise wages and boost productivity growth.
A Constructive Role for Congress on Iran
Congress can bolster the U.S. negotiating position and help prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon by playing the role of enforcer for an agreement.
Congress Must Stop Playing Politics with Abortion
Congressional leaders are intent on using every opportunity to try and eliminate access to abortion, including in critical bills funding health care and assistance for victims of human trafficking. But there are important differences in the bills’ abortion language that must be considered.
Improving Abortion Access by Expanding Those Who Provide Care
Issue Brief Recent policy change affecting abortion care has mainly included reducing access, but some states and laws are actually increasing access.
Judicial Elections Make It Impossible for Alabama Judges to Protect Individual Rights
Elected judges in Alabama cater to their conservative constituents by defying marriage equality and sentencing convicts to death.
Increasing Postsecondary Attainment Through Smarter Student-Loan Repayment
Report A modern student-loan repayment system should promote affordable repayment and eliminate default by using the tax system to automatically enroll students in a single, simple repayment plan that suits them financially.
Race and Ethnicity
Starbucks’ Scribblings Can’t Induce Public to ‘Race Together’
While the coffee giant’s widely mocked racial discussion may have been well intentioned, it failed to overcome the usual obstacles to discussing race in America.
Interactive: International Commitments to Afghanistan
Interactive This interactive outlines key international commitments to Afghanistan through pivotal years of transition.
Energy and Environment
Tracking Seafood From Bait to Plate
The Obama administration recently announced actions that will help reduce seafood fraud and combat pirate fishing around the globe.
On the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Changes Are Needed to Protect LGBT Immigrants
Although immigration policies have become more inclusive since the Immigration and Nationality Act, which explicitly excluded LGBT immigrants from entering the United States, further reforms are needed to create a fairer immigration system.