Many jobs that once provided workers with economic security have been replaced by contingent employment arrangements. This means workers often have to rely on Medicaid to get health insurance for themselves and their families or face going uninsured.
The Community College Success Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would strengthen financial and academic supports that help students complete school and achieve better transfer outcomes. These supports would be delivered through programs at community colleges, which would compete for federal funds through a competitive grant process.
CLASP is marking the 35th anniversary of the landmark Plyler v. Doe decision as well as the 5th anniversary of the introduction of the DACA program, both of which have helped advance civil rights in our public education system and promote economic progress.
CLASP has released an update to Implementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization: A Guide for States. This guidebook summarizes and analyzes key sections of the law and offers recommendations—and cautions—for policymakers and advocates as they consider how to implement those sections.
For people with felony convictions, even those who haven’t been to prison, it’s challenging to find employment to support themselves and their families. This problem is compounded by collateral consequences, such as losing the right to vote and legal restrictions on employment, housing, and educational opportunities.
While U.S. senators continue to work behind closed doors to develop their health care proposal, some states are barreling ahead with plans to make sweeping Medicaid changes through the federal waiver process.
President Trump’s FY 2018 budget claims to demonstrate “commitment to early childhood outcomes by continuing to fund Head Start and Child Care at historically high levels.” In reality, it would cut funding for Head Start, child care assistance, and after-school child care.
President Trump’s FY 2018 budget proposal would cut more than $193 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over 10 years. These cuts, together with plans to block-grant Medicaid and eliminate home energy assistance, represent an all-out attack on low-income families as well as state budgets.