RELEASE: School Finance Systems in Texas Perpetuate Inequitable Student Spending

Read the full report. Washington, D.C. — Today a new report from the Center for American Progress tackles the serious issue of public school funding inequity by identifying often-overlooked features of school funding systems that exacerbate inequities in per-pupil spending rather than reduce them. “Inequitable funding of U.S. public schools contributes significantly to the under...

RELEASE: School Finance Systems in Illinois Perpetuate Inequitable Student Spending

Read the full report. Washington, D.C. — Today a new report from the Center for American Progress tackles the serious issue of public school funding inequity by identifying often-overlooked features of school funding systems that exacerbate inequities in per-pupil spending rather than reduce them. “Inequitable funding of U.S. public schools contributes significantly to the under...

ADVISORY: Rep. Adam Smith on U.S.-Russian Relations After the Reset

Washington, D.C. – Please join the Center for American Progress for a keynote address by Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA 9), on Friday, September 21 to discuss U.S.-Russian relations after the reset and over the next several years, as well as areas of mutual interest and diverging interest. One of the Obama Administration’s first foreign policy...

ADVISORY: Advance Screening of Electoral Dysfunction Starring Mo Rocca

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, September 19, the Center for American Progress will host a special advance screening of "Electoral Dysfunction," a feature-length documentary that explores the right to vote. Slated for theatrical release and PBS broadcast in the fall of 2012, the film stars the political humorist Mo Rocca, a correspondent for "CBS Sunday...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Conathan on Shell’s Arctic Drilling Postponement

Washington, D.C. — As Royal Dutch Shell announced today that it would postpone its Arctic oil drilling operations until 2013, the Center for American Progress released the following statement from Michael Conathan, Director of Ocean Policy: Ever-shifting sea ice and technical challenges have proven too much for Shell, bearing out predictions that the Arctic is...

RELEASE: Anti-Islam Zealots Undermine American Values

Read the full column here. Read “Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America” here. Washington, D.C. – As more details emerge about the background of the anti-Islam video sparking outrage and protests against U.S. embassies in the Middle East, which tragically resulted in the deaths of four American diplomats alongside a number...

ADVISORY: Gov. Rendell to Discuss Stealth Inequities of School Funding

RSVP for this event Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, September 19, the Center for American Progress will host an event to examine how state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable student spending. Opening remarks will be provided by former Gov. Ed Rendell, who tackled these issues when he was governor of Pennsylvania. Professors Bruce...