As many as 60 percent of entering college freshmen are placed into remedial education courses to develop skills that they should have learned in high school, at a cost of more than $1 billion annually. Read more →
State ID Card Policies for LGBTQ Youths Experiencing Homelessness
Expanding access to state-issued identification for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness could create opportunities and improve their safety and well-being.
A Clean Energy Action Plan for the United States
The next president and Congress should enact a Clean Energy Action Plan that puts the nation on a low-carbon path for decades to come.
Top 5 Ways for Public Schools to Better Support Talented Students of Color
Students of color continue to be underrepresented in rigorous and selective academic programs, and schools must work to ensure that talented students of color are adequately supported and challenged.
Race and Ethnicity
Where Are the Gifted and Talented Black Students?
Social and institutional barriers are keeping African American students from the ranks of gifted and talented programs.
Foreign Policy and Security
Turkey After the July Coup Attempt
The July 15 coup attempt was deeply traumatic for Turkey, but that does not justify President Erdoğan’s many disturbing postcoup actions.
Preventing Problems at the Polls: Wisconsin
Issue Brief Wisconsin voters could face obstacles at the polls due to new laws making it tougher to vote and abolishing the state’s nonpartisan election administration agency. Here are some things to watch out for.
Negotiation Plus: A Framework for Value-Based Drug Pricing Negotiation
Issue Brief CAP’s drug pricing framework would empower Medicare and private payers to negotiate effectively for drug prices, backed by binding arbitration.
Guns and Crime
Violent Words, Violent Crimes
Report Anti-government extremism, tensions over control of public lands, and easy access to guns collide in Nevada, with devastating consequences.
Energy and Environment
The Costs of Climate Inaction
Issue Brief Over the past decade, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has spent billions of taxpayer dollars to repair damage from extreme weather, a price tag that could increase with climate change.
Counsel or Criminalize?
Issue Brief Public schools have not adapted to address students’ mental, social, and emotional barriers to learning, and children of color are disproportionately affected.
The Cost of Work-Family Policy Inaction
Report The lack of work-family policies in the United States costs working families billions of dollars in lost wages every year.
Tax Simplification That Works for Everyone
Report Three big steps can make the U.S. tax code simpler, while improving tax fairness and the nation’s long-term fiscal health.
The Economic Impacts of Removing Unauthorized Immigrant Workers
Report The United States as a whole, as well as each state, stands to suffer widespread economic losses under a policy that removes unauthorized immigrants.
Removing Unauthorized Workers Harms States and Industries Across the Country
Interactive This interactive map shows the economic losses each state would suffer if unauthorized immigrants were removed from the country.