Economic justice was a critical part of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s lifelong pursuit of racial equity. King decried the poverty wages of African American workers and promoted fair compensation and working conditions as crucial to a just society.
America’s College Promise, would create a new federal-state partnership to eliminate tuition for “responsible” students--those who attend at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
Some employers are stepping up to highlight not only the untapped business benefits that many businesses are missing out on by overlooking paid leave, but also the need for public policies to address unmet need.
PIAAC creates a website with a variety of U.S. and international materials, including a newly released PIAAC Outreach Toolkit that can be used to build awareness about the study’s results and why they matter for low-skilled adults.
Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a draft framework for President Obama’s proposed college ratings system. We are pleased to see some of our recommendations addressed in the draft framework.