The Chairman of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee requested comments in response to a white paper on accountability in the Higher Education Act (HEA). In our comments, CLASP focuses on the need to retain current accountability systems and carefully consider any new risk-sharing proposals, which may have negative incentives that harm low-income students and the institution’s that serve them.
Statement from Olivia Golden on the failure of the U.S. Senate to pass any proposal that would address the crisis facing young immigrants.
The Trump Administration's budget proposal is yet another gut-punch to low-income individuals and families. It includes devastating cuts to core benefit programs that would destabilize millions of lives and unravel our nation’s safety net.
The Trump Administration's paid parental leave proposal leaves out millions of people. It comes as we mark 25 years of the Family and Medical Leave Act, which was an important step but does not do enough to improve job quality for low-wage workers.
CLASP developed this list of conditions to protect low-income students from risk-sharing proposals.
This fact sheet summarizes the Departments of Labor and Education proposals in the 2019 President's Budget, emphasizing cuts made to critical job training and postsecondary student aid programs for low-income individuals.
“In non-expansion states the families we are talking about who would be subject to the work requirement are really the poorest families,” said Suzanne Wikle. “They are struggling to make ends meet on a daily basis.”
Practically speaking, the additional $35 million could mean child care subsidies for an additional 2,700 Colorado children over two years, according to CLASP.