Senior Director, Early Childhood Policy
Jared Bass discusses why President Joe Biden’s student debt cancellation plan was a meaningful step in what should be a broader mission of upholding the promise of higher education.
State and local officials’ efforts to undermine public education by playing politics with school curricula run against the interest of most American children and families.
Equitable, dedicated long-term funding for school infrastructure is needed to ensure all school buildings are safe and conducive to student learning.
Recently passed legislation that reduces training requirements for teachers will harm student learning, weaken the profession, and ignore the systemic issues that have long contributed to teacher shortages.
Student debt cancellation is a bold step for the higher education system—and one that will benefit a wide cross-section of people and communities throughout the country.
Canceling student loans offers targeted relief crucial to helping households improve their financial security—it is not a decisive factor in battling inflation.
Student debt cancellation would help people of all ages, reduce the racial wealth gap, and help borrowers weather turmoil in the student loan system.
Rasheed Malik testified before the House Budget Committee on July 20, 2022, on the importance of investing in early childhood programs.
This article presents a timeline of recent events related to student loans and takes a look at what’s to come for student loan borrowers.
Meeting the urgency of the college affordability and student debt crisis will require bold action to restore the promise of opportunity for all Americans.
New, comprehensive data on child care workers in center-based programs—analyzing their demographics, education, experience, and wages—reveal widening pay gaps and inequality.
The Biden administration must work to limit the harm of accreditation regulations rolled out under former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.