The Middle Class Is Key to a Better-Educated Nation

Examining test scores in all 50 states, David Madland and Nick Bunker find that a stronger American middle class is associated with higher levels of academic achievement.


Making Successes Out of Failing Schools

The Center for American Progress Action Fund convenes experts and policymakers to discuss the right prescriptions for turning around low-performing schools.



Keeping a First Line of Defense for the Jobless

Memo from CAP Action and the National Employment Law Project underscores the need to expand key unemployment programs in the Recovery Act.



Students Can Improve National Service

CAP Action's Shirley Sagawa testifies on expanding national service programs to allow more Americans to get involved.


Failing Grade

During the second presidential debate last year, George W. Bush ventured that "the No Child Left Behind Act is really a jobs act when you think about it."


The 49 Percent Solution?

During the final debate between President Bush and Senator Kerry, the president referred to education as the solution for problems ranging from decisions by corporate leaders to send jobs overseas to the need to raise the minimum wage.