The Senate majority bill squanders opportunities created by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and inflicts major damage on low-income people’s education and training prospects.
Today, the United States is the only developed nation that does not guarantee workers paid maternity leave. It also trails most other countries in offering paid paternity, family, medical, and sick leave.
The budget proposals offered by the U.S. House and Senate in September 2015 were important statements by Republican leaders about their values and priorities.
Rhonda Bryant reflects on the state of America after the Ferguson tragedy/
Jodie Levin-Epstein is quoted in this article on child poverty.
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his executive action plan to defer deportation and authorize work for 3 years for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants who have been long-term residents and have strong family ties in the United States.
Across the country, despite gridlock in Congress, workers and advocates have been winning campaigns to enact new rules that will improve the quality of jobs, particularly those paying lower wages.
CLASP applauds the Obama Administration for its continued commitment to strengthening education for all Americans and for its attention to disadvantaged and nontraditional students.
Unfortunately, most low-income African American and Hispanic children cannot access the kinds of transformative educational opportunities necessary to put them on a path to college and, eventually, out of poverty and into the middle class. Nationally, onl