To achieve economic security, middle-class Americans need policies that promote good jobs; a growing, inclusive economy; and affordable child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement.
Workin’ 9 to 5
Rebuilding the High School to Middle Class Pipeline
A Quality Alternative: A New Vision for Higher Education Accreditation
The United States Can’t Wait for More Professors of Color
Closed Doors: Black and Latino Students Are Excluded from Top Public Universities
Declining middle-class economic security is a policy choice. Here is a policy agenda for rebuilding it.
Multiyear authorization could easily fix a common problem that makes it hard for student borrowers to keep their income-based payment plans.
This report outlines eight key ways that states can help school districts make decisions based on evidence and improve their lowest-performing schools.
The early childhood workforce as a whole is grossly underpaid. New CAP analyses suggest that female African American teachers who work full time earn even less than their white counterparts.
Under the new Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, students are learning to dissect, analyze, and comprehend the type of complex reading they will encounter in college and the workplace.
Because high-quality child care and preschool prepare children for school and enable parents to work, they are necessities for children, families, and the economy, and state and federal policymakers must work to improve the U.S. early learning landscape.
The federal government already collects information about college students that could be used to improve the U.S. higher education system, but siloed systems and legal barriers stand in the way.
Inconsistency in the sanctioning of poor-performing colleges across accrediting agencies undermines the college oversight system.
The largest national accreditation agency is a deeply troubled organization that should no longer serve as a gatekeeper to federal financial aid.