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CAP Action is committed to developing policies for a new education agenda that is rooted in the idea of opportunity for all, with equity in access at the center. This agenda focuses on five key components: 1) applying an explicit race equity lens to policy development; 2) preparing all students for college, civic engagement, and the future workforce; 3) modernizing and elevating the teaching profession; 4) dramatically increasing investments in public schools and improving the equity of existing investments; and 5) bringing a balanced approach to charter school policy.
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Laura Meckler, education writer for The Washington Post, joins the show to talk about her new book and racial equity in schools.
Nov 2, 2023
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Colin Seeberger, Erin Phillips, 3 More
Kelly McCoy, Sam Signorelli, Em Espey
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.
Nov 3, 2022
This week, Daniella sits down with Becky Pringle, president of the National Education Association, to discuss the national teacher shortage, student performance, and ways to make schools safer and more equitable.
Sep 8, 2022
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Erin Phillips, Kelly McCoy, 2 More
Tricia Woodcome, Sam Signorelli
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.
Jul 25, 2022
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.
Oct 9, 2018
Lisette Partelow, Jessica Yin
School choice proposal could divert billions of dollars to private schools.
Oct 12, 2016
Neil Campbell, Ulrich Boser, Will Ragland
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.
Sep 1, 2016
Will Ragland, Ulrich Boser
An infographic from Jeremy Ayers shows how Gov. Romney has repeatedly changed his tone on education policy.
Aug 30, 2012
An infographic from Jeremy Ayers shows how President Obama and Gov. Romney approach education differently.
Gov. Romney’s plan to improve education lacks the detail and depth the public should expect from a presidential candidate, writes Jeremy Ayers.
Stephen Steigleder explains how Rep. Ryan's budget plan would negatively affect Pell Grants, making college unaffordable for many low-income students who rely on the aid to get a higher education degree.
Aug 28, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
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