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Student loans are treated differently than almost every other form of debt incurred by American households.
This report makes the case that we should create jobs for the unemployed directly and immediately in public employment programs that produce useful goods and services for the public’s benefit.
How Last Minute, Just-In-Time Scheduling Practices Are Bad for Workers, Families and Business
A picture of the current state of the private retirement system, why this picture bodes ill for the future of retirement in the country, and why that system needs reform.
A look at state disinvestment in public higher education
To increase postsecondary success among low- to moderate-income students, we must reform financial aid and provide additional financial supports to help students cover the cost of living expenses.
Why over a lifetime, 401k fees can cost a median-income two-earner family nearly $155,000 and consume nearly one-third of their investment returns.
How Raising Wages Would Benefit Workers, the Industry and the Overall Economy
Access to a post-secondary education is a vital aspect of the American dream, allowing for equality of opportunity and a stable pathway to the middle class for all who are willing to work for it regardless of their background or socioeconomic status. Higher education not only improves the prospects for the employment and earnings of individuals, but has benefits that feed back into communities and society as a whole, including increases in civic participation and productivity, and preparedness for success in the global economy. Our shared commitment to these values is reflected
How Our Tax Dollars Are Funding Low-Wage Work and Fueling Inequality
$1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt will lead to total lifetime wealth loss of $4 trillion for indebted households.
Extreme wage gaps within the fast food industry has made its sector the most unequal in the American economy
New Jersey’s investment in higher education has decreased considerably over the past two decades, and its financial aid programs, though still some of the country’s most expansive, fail to reach many students with financial need.
How we work every day to operationalize within our organization the racial equity and inclusion that we seek to advance in our country.
Public-sector jobs in Massachusetts are more likely than private-sector jobs to be good jobs that provide a family-supporting income and wealth-building benefits. They need to be preserved.
How we can lower student debt while closing the Black-White wealth gap.
From the time a baby is born, American families are trapped between the need to provide care for their children and the necessity of earning income.
In 2013, Walmart spent billions repurchasing shares of its own stock. It should have spent it raising wages.
This report presents new research on the scope of federally-supported employment in the private economy and shows how, using our over 1.3 trillion dollars in federal purchasing, the President of the United States can place over twenty million Americans on a pathway to the middle class.
Popular theories for rising tuition like administrative “bloat” and student aid are at most minor contributors to tuition increases. Here's the real causes.