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Fair Share Scorecard

Gold King Mine book_alt2 icon Report U.S. taxpayers deserve a fair share of the revenues from drilling, mining, and other development on America’s public lands.

by Greg Zimmerman, Claire Moser, Jessica Goad, Matt Lee-Ashley | Monday, August 17, 2015

Staying the Course on Common Core

Patience and faithful implementation of the standards will pay dividends.

| Friday, August 14, 2015

Strengthening the Child Tax Credit Would Help Level the Playing Field for Communities of Color

grocery shoppingCAP’s proposal to bolster the Child Tax Credit would help address the middle-class squeeze and cut poverty for all families while reducing racial and ethnic disparities.

by Melissa Boteach | Thursday, August 13, 2015

Math Matters

Student working on math problems book_alt2 icon Report Staying the course with Common Core-aligned math instruction will afford students not only greater understanding of conceptual mathematics, but also more opportunity in the job market.

by Max Marchitello and Catherine Brown | Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Fiduciary Rule Would Put Savers’ and Retirees’ Best Interests First

Joe ValentiJoe Valenti, Director of Consumer Finance, testifies before the U.S. Department of Labor.

by Joe Valenti | Wednesday, August 12, 2015

White Privilege in the Age of Ferguson

St. Louis protestOne year after Michael Brown’s death, white allies must move past simply acknowledging their privilege and instead focus their energy on true anti-racist action.

by Meredith Lukow | Wednesday, August 12, 2015

An Expanded Child Tax Credit

Given that research has shown that boosting poor children’s family income early in life has long-term effects on education, health, and earnings, an expanded tax credit also would likely have positive effects on children’s long-term economic mobility.

| Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Enhancing the Child Tax Credit Would Substantially Lessen the Depth of Child Poverty Across States

cursor icon Interactive This interactive illustrates by how much the Child Tax Credit would lessen the depth of poverty in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

by Rachel West, Melissa Boteach, Rebecca Vallas, Andrew Lomax | Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Harnessing the Child Tax Credit as a Tool to Invest in the Next Generation

Kids doing homework book_alt2 icon Report By investing in children from birth, we can help mitigate the middle-class squeeze for families with children, cut child poverty, and boost our nation’s economic health in the long term.

by Rachel West, Melissa Boteach, Rebecca Vallas | Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Raising Middle-Class Incomes

Accurate measurement is important, but policymakers and journalists should focus on the question of how to raise middle-class incomes rather than worrying about technical adjustments that do not affect the overall picture.

| Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Remembering the Victims of Oak Creek

On the third anniversary of the shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, that killed six people, author Anisha Singh reflects on how the Sikh community has come together to advocate for forgiveness and raise awareness in the face of continued hate crimes against American Sikhs.

| Monday, August 10, 2015

Making Savings Count with a Refundable Saver’s Credit

Congress should take action on tax reform by making savings count through progressive matches in the tax code, with a refundable Saver’s Credit as the first step.

| Friday, August 7, 2015

Updating the Voting Rights Act 50 Years Later

50 years after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, Congress needs to ensure that voting is accessible to all Americans as communities of color continue to grow in the United States.

| Thursday, August 6, 2015

Rewarding Tax-Time Savings Through Existing Law

tax fillerThe Internal Revenue Service can make administrative changes to help taxpayers qualify for the Saver’s Credit and boost their retirement savings.

by Harry Stein and Joe Valenti | Thursday, August 6, 2015

The State of the U.S. Labor Market: Pre-August 2015 Jobs Release

job fair bars icon Charts Here are six charts on the economy six years after the Great Recession.

by Jackie Odum and Michael Madowitz | Thursday, August 6, 2015