Seeking a New Balance for U.S. Policy in the Middle East
The Biden administration signaled an effort to shift overall U.S. policy by prioritizing diplomacy and making some modest shifts on the military front, but key human security challenges loom on the horizon.
Future of Testing in Education: Effective and Equitable Assessment Systems
This analysis of testing in schools shows what the current debate gets wrong, and how educators and policymakers can create a future where assessments are a more effective part of the teaching and learning system.
Future of Testing in Education: Artificial Intelligence
Technology and artificial intelligence can vastly improve the types of assessments teachers use to guide students in their learning.
Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers as a Condition for Medicare and Medicaid Participation
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid, as this action would protect vulnerable patients, set a positive example for other employers, and contribute to the national effort to contain the virus.
Fact Sheet: State-by-State Estimates of Citizenship in Budget Reconciliation
The proposed House budget reconciliation bill would create a pathway to citizenship for 6.9 million Dreamers, those eligible for Temporary Protected Status, and essential workers—including farmworkers—all while boosting U.S. economy.
To Harness the Power of the Ocean To Fight Climate Change, the Biden Administration Needs a Plan
Ocean carbon dioxide removal solutions may contribute to policies and strategies that achieve the goal of negative emissions by midcentury, but implementation at scale must be balanced with concerns about unintended environmental impacts, environmental justice, a social license to operate, and governance issues.
Extreme Weather Cost U.S. Taxpayers $99 Billion Last Year, and It Is Getting Worse
The financial toll of extreme weather events fueled by climate change is at an all-time high and requires that Congress take bold action to move the country toward a 100 percent clean future.
The ADA at 31: Access to Housing and Health Care Must Meet the Rise of Disability in the U.S.
The coronavirus crisis has proven that access to basic life amenities is a public health necessity; therefore, legislation should reflect the growing need for housing and health services.
Closing the Medicaid Coverage Gap Would Save 7,000 Lives Each Year
Extending comprehensive coverage to the 2.2 million uninsured adults in the Medicaid coverage gap would lessen medical debt and lead to fewer evictions.
Congressional Republicans Must Not Play Political Games With the Debt Limit
Raising the debt limit merely allows the United States to make good on obligations it has already incurred, and defaulting on those obligations would be catastrophic.
Unions Help Increase Wealth for All and Close Racial Wealth Gaps
Union membership significantly increases wealth for all households, but Black and Hispanic families gain the most.