Raising Wages and Rebuilding Wealth
Report 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.
Achieving Middle-Class Economic Security Through Raising Wages and Rebuilding Wealth
Fact Sheet Declining middle-class economic security is a policy choice. Here is a policy agenda for rebuilding it.
Annual Paperwork Should Not Stand in the Way of Affordable Student-Loan Payments
Multiyear authorization could easily fix a common problem that makes it hard for student borrowers to keep their income-based payment plans.
Linking Existing Federal Data Systems to Expand Knowledge of Higher Education
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.
Building a Student-Level Data System
Comprehensive federal data on people in college would help institutions, students, states, and the federal government.
Improving Data to Better Serve Low-Income Students
The U.S. Department of Education’s recent proposal to collect data on Pell Grant recipients’ graduation rates is a step in the right direction, but it needs to be improved.
Looking in All the Wrong Places: College Oversight Source Documents
Interactive This index contains a sample of documents from the U.S. Department of Education that evaluate American colleges, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Looking in All the Wrong Places
Report Improvements to the Department of Education’s oversight of American colleges have the potential to deter fraud at for-profit education companies, including Corinthian Colleges.
Illinois Budget Battle Jeopardizes College Access and Affordability
The budget impasse threatening Illinois public colleges will hurt students for years to come.
New Analysis of College Scorecard Data Shows College Completion on the Rise
Charts Data show that graduation rates at the nation’s public colleges are slowly improving, even among low-income students.
Scoring the College Scorecard
Report Nearly six months after the release of the College Scorecard, the reviews are in, and the consensus is that there is a great deal that’s good about the data in the college selection tool. But there is also significant room for improvement.