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Rebecca Klein

Minority Students Don't Only Get Less Experienced Teachers, They Also Get Less Effective Ones

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.11.2014 | Black Voices

It's already known that low-income students of color generally have less experienced teachers, but a new study from the Center for American Progress r...

We're Minding the Gap, But How Do We Close It?

Donna P. Hall | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Donna P. Hall

White males are only 32 percent of the population, but somehow hold almost 80 percent of the seats in Congress. Millionaires are just 4 percent of the American population, but represent more than half of Congress. This disconnect is too great to be ignored.

How to Cut Poverty and Save Taxpayers $4.6 Billion a Year

Sally Steenland | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Sally Steenland

A single number can change the public debate on an issue that seems stalled. The number is $4.6 billion, and it represents how much money taxpayers will save annually if the federal minimum wage is raised to $10.10 per hour.

Kate Sheppard

Industry Not So Good At Predicting Cost Of Pollution Controls: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the Center for American Progress examines some historical industry claims about how much new pollution regulations wou...

Sam Stein

Ted Strickland Joins Top Democratic Think Tank, Has' No Plans For The Senate'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ted Strickland, the former Ohio governor often mentioned as a potential Democratic candidate for federal office, will instead become pre...

Dave Jamieson

How A Minimum Wage Boost Could Save $46 Billion

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress hikes the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and ties it to inflation, it could reduce federal spending on food stamp benefits ...

Ryan Grim

Climate Change Emerges As Central Diplomatic Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Tom Perriello is leaving the Center for American Progress to head the State Department's Quadrennial Diplomacy and Developme...

Kate Sheppard

Environmentalists Say Kerry 'Has No Choice But To Reject The Keystone XL Permit'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– National environmental leaders say they are "confident" that Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama will eventually ...

Show This To The Next Person Who Argues We Don't Need Unions

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

The decline in union membership in the United States has consequences reaching well outside the factory walls, among them: Fueling the rise of income ...

Are We There Yet? Going the Distance for the Family and Medical Leave Act

Randi Weingarten | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

The shifts in our economy have shown how easy it is to fall into poverty, and how hard it is to climb out. There is no upside to the fraying of the social safety net, no matter how some policymakers attempt to defend it. The consequences can be disastrous for families, disruptive to communities and a drain on the economy.

Schumer Pitches Ploy To Undercut Tea Party

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 3 Senate Democrat says a two-party primary would undercut the tea party movement. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer says a numb...

The Finger-Pointing Caucus: Rich Congress, Poor Americans

Margie Omero | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

Predictably, recent celebrations of the anniversary of the War on Poverty, votes to extend unemployment insurance, discussions of a minimum wage hike,...

Joy Resmovits

The Surprising Results Of Teacher Satisfaction Surveys

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

As sweeping reforms dramatically change what it means to be an American teacher, a steady stream of headlines, studies and op-eds assert that teachers...

Shriver Report Reveals Shocking Reality of Women's Lives

Tabby Biddle | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

Washington and corporate America have not caught up to this reality, and why is this? Because, and it seems so obvious, the voices of women are so drastically underrepresented at the highest levels where public policy and corporate decisions are being made.

The Shriver Report Reveals Depth Of American Women's Financial Struggles

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

One-third of American women are living at or near the brink of poverty. That's one of the key findings from The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation ...

Pro-Obama Super PAC Jumps In The Ring For 2016 With New Leadership

The Washington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, the super PAC that helped give President Obama air cover during his hard-fought reelection campaign, is set to announce a new l...

Jon Ward

Taxing The Rich Is Not The Left's Economic Growth Strategy, Center For American Progress Leader Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Higher taxes on wealthy Americans is not the centerpiece of the progressive movement's solution to the nation's economic problems, the h...

To Healthy and Happy Holidays

Conor Gaughan | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Conor Gaughan

The Affordable Care Act's impact on LGBT Americans is worth attention. For the first time, we can all access affordable health insurance options without discrimination. But, let's be honest, enrollment isn't going viral. Out2Enroll and I took a risk to try and challenge that.

Progressives on the Take

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Democrats bear as much responsibility as Republicans for allowing our once promising democracy to degenerate into a plutocracy of the irresponsible super-rich.

Ryan Grim

Here's A List Of All The Center For American Progress' Corporate Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Center for American Progress has for years faced a tension between its call for campaign finance transparency and its unwillingness ...

John Podesta Recuses Himself From Keystone XL Issue

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - John Podesta, a former White House chief of staff who is to join President Barack Obama's team as an adviser, is recu...

Academic Freedom in Turkey Under Seige

Michael Shank | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
Michael Shank

It appears that Fethullah Gülen, a U.S.-based Islamic preacher from Turkey who promotes peace and tolerance, and the schools associated with his religious Hizmet movement can't get a break.

Sam Stein

Fix The Sequester Or Budget Deal Means Nothing, Obama Allies Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Party's top think tank is urging lawmakers to accept nothing short of ending sequestration during upcoming budget cuts. ...

Where Are We Now? Six Takeaways From the Center for American Progress' 10-Year Anniversary Event

Joan Michelson | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics
Joan Michelson

The Center for American Progress commemorated its 10-year anniversary with a day-long conference of A-list speakers whose discussions provided a snapshot of the progressive -- aka Democratic -- movement the past 10 years.

Jerry Brown Heads East, Talks West

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown headed east on Wednesday for a featured speech Thursday in Washington to talk up his now ballyhooed successes out here in the west.