Report

According to all available data, the voter participation rate of the first Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, is among the lowest of any ethnic group in the country. There are complex historical and cultural reasons that make the issue of voting among American Indians and Alaska...
06/18/2012
Publication
One of the most often-cited reasons for the STEM achievement gap is a lack of skilled and trained STEM teachers. The greatest percentage of under-qualified teachers at the K-12 level is found in STEM disciplines – 40 percent of high school math teachers and 20 percent of science teachers in high...
06/11/2012
Publication
Though your retirement or bank accounts statements contain no evidence of it, everyone who has an IRA, 401k, or any other individual retirement savings account pays a variety of fees every year. But because these fees are taken “off the top” of investment returns or share prices accountholders...
05/28/2012
Publication
The conventional wisdom says that American households are deleveraging – after years of living beyond our means, Americans are finally paying down debt and getting our financial house in order. But as Demos’ 2012 National Survey on Credit Card Debt of Low-and Middle-Income Households reveals,...
05/22/2012
Publication
Verizon and its allies are promoting a bill, S 2664, which would eliminate both rate and quality regulations for most phone and cable consumers in the state of New Jersey. This system has delivered lower phone rates for New Jersey residents than those in most other states, while also delivering...
04/25/2012
Publication
Democracy works best when all eligible persons are able to participate and make their voices heard. This ideal is under attack because of restrictive photo identification laws passed recently in many states that will prevent hundreds of thousands of eligible persons from participating in elections...
04/16/2012
Publication
Participation on corporate and influential non-profit boards is a critical measure of the integration of any group—in this report African-Americans—into the fabric of decision- making in our society. While government is one place where decisions are made that affect the lives of Americans, these...
04/10/2012
Publication
This report examines how state disinvestment in public higher education over the past two decades has shifted costs to students and their families. Such disinvestment has occurred alongside rapidly rising enrollments and demographic shifts that are yielding more economically, racially, and...
04/03/2012
Publication
As policymakers, election officials, and the public consider whether New York should change the way in which voters are allowed to register to participate in elections, and bring New York State election law into compliance with the Help America Vote Act, we provide an analysis of the potential...
03/21/2012
Publication
This paper present profiles of Americans struggling with credit card debt and bankruptcy, due to economic insecurity.
03/21/2012
Publication
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