The Education Department aims to change America’s approach to early childhood, K-12 education, higher education, and lifelong learning by ensuring equitable access to resources, developing community-centered policies, and promoting the ability to participate fully in an inclusive economy built on a strong democracy.
CAP has identified a series of proposals, including a grant program that would increase recruitment and retention of highly qualified educators in schools with the highest teacher turnover, helping ensure equitable access to great teaching in school districts across the country.
CAP has helped shape key child care and preschool policy proposals, many of which are included in the Biden administration’s Build Back Better agenda, and furthered the understanding of child care research, including cost of care, child care deserts, family spending, and workforce participation.
CAP has advocated for investments in higher education, including better supporting community college and part-time students, boosting the Pell Grant for low-income students, investing in minority-serving institutions, and recognizing the importance of robust student advising and wraparound supports.
In an op-ed, Akilah Alleyne argues that the United States has an urgent need to invest in schools and teachers. Alleyne argues that MAGA extremists are trying to brush past the investment challenges facing our schools and instead they focus their efforts on pushing for book bans.
Student debt cancellation would help people of all ages, reduce the racial wealth gap, and help borrowers weather turmoil in the student loan system.
Meeting the urgency of the college affordability and student debt crisis will require bold action to restore the promise of opportunity for all Americans.
Sen. Rick Scott’s education plan would cut the funding equivalent of 433,000 public school teachers, eliminate Pell Grants, and zero out programs for students with disabilities.
Despite its pledge not to make political contributions, the DeVos family continues to give millions to far-right issues and candidates.
Although Arizona Rep. McSally’s exact stance on education is unclear, her alignment with congressional Republicans’ agenda on public education threatens teachers, schools, and students in her state.
Some incumbent governors up for re-election this year are trying to convince voters that they will be champions for education—but their track records tell a very different story.
School choice proposal could divert billions of dollars to private schools.
Supporting and protecting the country’s students should be a priority of every president. However, Donald Trump is again proposing to eliminate or drastically cut the U.S. Department of Education.