STATEMENT: CAP’s Carmel Martin on School Accountability Regulations from the U.S. Department of Education

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Education released final regulations  for states implementing the school accountability systems outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement in response: The Every Student Succeeds Act signaled an important...

RELEASE: In Hungary, a Cautionary Tale Against Right-Wing National Populism

Washington, D.C. — The recent elections throughout Europe and the United States have exemplified the rise of right-wing national populism among previously liberal democracies in the West. Right-wing national populist movements in Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Austria, Greece, and especially Hungary have begun to dramatically change the political landscape in Europe and, in many cases,...

STATEMENT: Nomination of Betsy DeVos to Serve as Next Education Secretary Shows How Trump and His Policies Are Out of Touch, Says CAP’s Catherine Brown

Washington, D.C. — Catherine Brown, Vice President of Education Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today regarding President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos to serve as the next U.S. secretary of education. The president-elect's out-of-touch policies and personnel picks continue with his nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos to...

RELEASE: New CAP Polling Shows Voters Do Not Endorse Extremist Policies Supported by Trump and Congressional Republicans

Washington, D.C. — A postelection poll conducted by the Center for American Progress and GBA Strategies found that both supporters of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are at odds with congressional Republicans on whether issues such as cutting the social safety net and lowering taxes for corporations should be priorities for the nation. The poll...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Michael Conathan on Announcement of No New Leasing for Offshore Oil and Gas in the Arctic

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Director of Ocean Policy Michael Conathan issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that its final offshore oil and gas leasing plan for 2017–2022 will not include new lease sales in the Arctic Ocean. Removing these lease sales from the five-year program is the only...