Testing Overload in America’s Schools
States and school districts are far from the goal of better, fairer, and fewer tests. Read more →
9 Things to Know About Gun Violence in Washington State
There are many facets of gun violence in Washington state that stand out as exception, unusual, or above the national average, and the state can do more to prevent gun deaths and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
Aligning and Investing in Infant and Toddler Programs
Investments in infants and toddlers—the most racially and ethnically diverse group in U.S. history—are a down payment on a brighter future for us all.
The War Chest
Report As the war in Afghanistan draws down, it’s time to wind down the war chest.
A Win-Win for Working Families and State Budgets
Report Increasing the minimum wage in concert with expanding Medicaid would not only boost the incomes of low-wage working families and increase access to healthcare but would also be a boon to state budgets.
Ensuring Access to Sexually Transmitted Infection Care for All
Issue Brief Increased funding and a wide variety of health care facilities and providers that can prevent, detect, and treat sexually transmitted infections are keys to reducing this underappreciated public health problem.
Next-Generation Accountability Systems
Report States are moving beyond No Child Left Behind-era accountability to start building their own next-generation accountability systems.
Guns and Crime
Fact Sheets: Protecting Women from Gun Violence
Fact Sheet Some states have already enacted some of these policies, but many are falling short in enacting strong laws to protect women from fatal gun violence.
Report America’s retailers need a strong and expanding middle class. That’s why it’s time for retailers to back a policy agenda that addresses middle-class weakness and stagnant wages, which will boost the economy and grow corporate bottom lines.
A Quick Guide on the Human Rights of Women
Fact Sheet Health, rights, and justice promote gender equality.
Energy and Environment
Fighting Fraudulent Fishing
President Obama’s next major ocean initiative needs to get crime out of the seafood supply chain.
U.S. Human Spaceflight Beyond 2014
It’s time for the United States to strengthen its space program and regain control of exploration beyond Earth.
China’s Path to Financial Reform
Report Deeper structural changes are needed to reform China’s financial system and to rebalance its economy.
Religion and Values
An Economy that Serves
Pope Francis has repeatedly highlighted the importance of work and his concern that the current economy values profit over people, urging people of faith and conscience to champion changes in business and the labor market that protect workers.