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Taking Dramatic Steps to Turn Around Failing Schools

An examination of the research shows that dramatic action—not incremental shifts—is often required to improve failing schools.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Expanding Urban Opportunity

Addressing the economic challenges faced by depressed urban areas is key to reinvigorating the American economy and increasing access to opportunity.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Congress Should Enforce, Not Sabotage, an Agreement with Iran

Rather than work against President Obama during negotiations, Congress should ensure that any deal to constrain the Iranian nuclear program is enforced.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Increasing Abortion Access Through Expanded Care

To increase access to abortion care, states should pass legislation allowing advance-practice clinicians, or APC’s, to provide medical abortions.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Equal Access for LGBT Immigrants

Although we have seen great progress in the 50 years since the Immigration and Naturalization Act, additional measures are needed to ensure that LGBT immigrants are not disadvantaged in attempting to access the legal immigration system.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Federal Lands

The Obama administration should take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fuel extraction on federal lands and waters.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Using the Green Climate Fund to Meet the Climate Challenge

Countries—including the United States—should meet their financial obligations to the Green Climate Fund in order to help developing countries curtail their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

Monday, March 23, 2015

A Critical Moment in Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 nations over the Iranian nuclear program have reached a decision point.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Higher Education For Undocumented Students

Higher education opportunities for undocumented students must be expanded, not restricted, at the state level.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

African American Men in the United States

Author Jamal Hagler writes about the need to push back on outdated stereotypes.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Afghan Security

The authors explore the critical needs of the Afghan National Security Forces.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Higher-Education Opportunities for Undocumented Students

Undocumented students are fighting for access to higher education in Texas and other states, writes the author.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Tackling Inequality

The author’s explore how serious congressional majority leaders are about boosting opportunity and expanding the middle class.

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Retail Industry’s Need For a Middle-Out Agenda

It’s time for the retail industry to support a policy agenda that helps the middle class, writes author Brendan Duke.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Weakening Renewable Energy Schedules

Many states are already facing coordinated campaigns across the country to roll back state-level renewable energy standards, write the authors.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015