Threats to farmworkers, such as fewer worker protections and unsafe working environments, call for new federal policies and investments to protect all workers across the food supply industry, support immigration rights, and transform our agricultural system.
As we celebrate 50 years of the Pell Grant, we are at a critical moment to ensure the program meets these changing needs now—and in the decades to come. Here are three of CLASP's key recommendations for the future of the program.
“According to the Center for Law and Social Policy, today, mass incarceration policies, barriers in the child welfare system, and economic inequality resulting in higher levels of unemployment are a few of the main structural barriers that disproportionately harm Black families."
In this paper, the CLASP and NCLC explore the disproportionate impact of student debt on Black borrowers, and make recommendations to address the dual student loan and college affordability crises through federal policies and executive action.
"According to the Center for Law and Social Policy, canceling student loan debt would advance gender and racial equity, create up to 1.5 million new jobs and have significant intergenerational anti-poverty effects."
"According to J Geiman of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), Black borrowers are most likely to feel the long-term stress of student debt while obtaining the fewest rewards from higher education."