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The Tip of the Iceberg: Charter School Vulnerabilities To Waste, Fraud, And Abuse

Escalating Fraud Warrants Immediate Federal and State Action to Protect Public Dollars and Prevent Financial Mismanagement

04/27/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice, Promoting Strong Public Schools

Hourly Work and Workers in Connecticut

Connecticut has almost 885,000 hourly workers—nearly 57 percent of Connecticut’s total workforcea—who would benefit from updating workplace protections to match our modern workweek. Across multiple...

04/27/2015 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

Big Banks and the Dismantling of the Middle Class

The finance industry now dominates the U.S. and global economy, generating one-third of total corporate profits in the United States. But rather than serving communities and reforming the practices...

04/9/2015 | Holding Wall Street Accountable

Risking Public Money: California Charter School Fraud

In 1992, California became the second state in the nation to pass legislation authorizing the creation of charter schools. Since the law’s passage, which originally authorized 100 charter schools,...

03/19/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice

Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for LGBT Women in America

Women in America have made significant progress over the past 50 years—in the workplace, where women now comprise roughly half of all workers; in public office, where women have served as Speaker of...

03/12/2015 | Improving Job Quality

Wall Street, Main Street, and Martin Luther King Boulevard: Why African Americans Must Not Be Left Out of the Federal Reserve’s Full Employment Mandate

The story of the economic recovery varies dramatically depending on where it is being told. On Wall Street, big banks look stronger, bigger, and healthier than ever. Large companies are making record...

03/5/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up, Restoring a Fair Workweek

Risking Public Money: Illinois Charter School Fraud

In 2010, fourteen years after Illinois passed its charter school law, the U.S. Department of Education raised a red flag about the state’s oversight of fiscal controls at its charter schools,...

01/29/2015 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice, Promoting Strong Public Schools

Risking Public Money: New York Charter School Fraud

Sixteen years following the passage of New York’s Charter School Act, the number of charter schools in New York has grown dramatically. Over the last 10 years, charter student enrollment has...

12/1/2014 | Holding Charter Schools Accountable, Organizing for Education Justice, Promoting Strong Public Schools

No Half Measures: Why It Will Take $15 to Raise Chicago

Although corporations are experiencing a profitable recovery, the jobs recovery has been grim and marked by a shift to lower wages.

10/29/2014 | Raising the Minimum Wage

A Broken Promise: Agency-Based Voter Registration in New York City

Voter registration is the number one barrier to the vote. An estimated 51 million eligible citizens, more than 24 percent of the electorate, could not cast a ballot on Election Day in the 2012...

10/21/2014 | Strengthening Voting Rights and Democracy

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