While many Americans received federal aid to help them get by during the economic crisis, 12 million people are still waiting for this drastically needed relief. Thankfully, outreach campaigns can provide a solution if we act soon.
In its latest effort to reduce access to affordable health care, CMS is reportedly working on guidance to allow states to apply for waivers that would block grant their Medicaid programs. Block granting Medicaid is not only legally dubious, but also an ill-informed policy that will act only as a cut to Medicaid.
Project QUEST in San Antonio was a pioneer in creating what is now known as an adult career pathway program. Strong evaluation results prove the effectiveness of this model for increasing the earnings of low-income adults.
State policy choices on how to fund postsecondary institutions—through the specific use of outcomes-based funding (OBF)—can either help or hinder efforts to address inequities that affect so many students and our nation.
Yesenia Jimenez, CLASP's Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow, shares the importance of closing the digital divide with equitable solutions to ensure communities have full access to and use of affordable technologies.