STATEMENT: Daniel J. Weiss on President Obama’s Budget Proposal to End Tax Breaks for Oil and Gas Companies

Washington, D.C. — In response to the news that President Barack Obama’s budget proposal includes ending special tax breaks for oil and gas companies, Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: By eliminating nearly $40 billion in unnecessary special tax breaks for Big...

RELEASE: President Obama’s Federal Early Education Investment Can Help Close the Preschool-Access Gap

Washington, D.C. –  The Center for American Progress today released a state-by-state analysis showing that far too many 3- and 4-year-olds do not participate in any kind of preschool program. The analysis demonstrates that President Barack Obama’s proposal to provide a significant federal investment for early education programs has the potential to radically increase the...

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on Pre-Kindergarten in the Obama Budget

Washington, D.C. – Today CAP President and CEO Neera Tanden released the following reaction to the news that President Barack Obama’s budget proposal will make free universal pre-kindergarten education available nationwide, paid for by raising taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products: The president's new preschool and early childhood plan makes a bold investment in...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Heather Boushey on March Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Today Heather Boushey, Chief Economist at the Center for American Progress, had the following reaction to the announcement of March’s employment figures: Sequester spring is already not starting out well. In a reversal of recent trends, today’s new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that employers have cut back sharply...

RELEASE: New Report Explores Getting Top Talent into America’s Schools

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — A new report released today by the Center for American Progress explores the ways in which human-capital-management reform holds the potential to dramatically improve student achievement and solve major challenges in America’s public-education system. “America’s education system has hired and tenured thousands of teachers and principals without seriously assessing...

ADVISORY: Education Experts to Discuss Getting Top Talent into Our Nation’s Schools

Washington D.C. – On Thursday, April 4, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion with a panel of distinguished education experts about strategic human-capital-management changes in our nation’s education system. The issue of finding strategic ways to get the best, most effective people to become teachers and principals is a relatively recent policy...