Our Issues

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), our partners, and the coalitions that we are part of include parents, students, young people, educators, school staff, and other members of our communities...

Across the United States, we have much work to do to extend the promise of public education to every student. In recent years, attacks on teachers, high-stakes testing and the encroachment of...

Charter enrollment has doubled three times since 2000. Today, there are an estimated 6,400 charter schools in the U.S. enrolling over 2.5 million students.[i] While charter...

Great public schools that prepare young people for long-term success and active citizenship are at the heart of our democracy. But underinvestment, attacks on teaching professionals, high-stakes...

CPD Impact

Nov 2016: During 2016, the Federal Reserve made an historic shift in how it makes the most important economic decisions in the country. For the first time they are taking into account low-income communities of color. For the past 100 years the Fed has been dominated by white, male, corporate executives who have cared little about building an economy that works for everyone.