There is no greater tool than education for boosting opportunity and combating poverty. Figuring out how to pay for higher education, especially as the costs rise and state supports drop, is a critical challenge. Investing for future education expenses is a
Many Texans are poor, not because they don’t work, but because their work pays too little to raise a family out of poverty. To ensure economic prosperity, Texas public policy must support work, make work pay, and help families build their assets.
One of the biggest challenges facing the Texas economy is the lack of career and college readiness for adults and K-12 students. To increase postsecondary access and success, Texas must build a more durable pipeline across our educational and workforce systems to prepare Texans for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
A high school diploma is critical for all Texans to be self-sufficient and provide for their families. In 2015, Texas launched 60x30TX, the state’s strategic higher education plan aimed at ensuring 60 percent of Texan adults between
Though it is the state’s responsibility to provide a substantial share of school funding, Texas relies heavily on local property taxes to fund our schools. Because property values vary greatly from one community to the next, some districts are better
We hear plenty from elected leaders about Texas being a “low-tax state,” but we are actually a high-tax state for many families. By setting up a tax system that puts financial strain on lower-income Texans, state leaders are in effect
Want to hear CPPP experts break down the latest income, poverty, and health insurance numbers and what they mean for Texans? On September 13, we hosted a Facebook Live discussion to analyze the newest data from the Census Bureau and
All workers should be able to provide for themselves and their families and should be given the opportunity to remain healthy and productive. By improving the productivity, health, and financial security of workers, paid sick days benefit businesses, working families,
We all perform better on the job when we are healthy, and it puts us all at risk when workers have to go in sick. That’s why a growing number of cities, counties, and states are enacting policies to ensure
This post was written by Economic Opportunity Intern Danielle Zaragoza. All Texans deserve representation in Congress and access to well-funded education, transportation, and other government services. Asking people’s citizenship status as part of the 2020 Census would put Texans at risk
This post was written by Economic Opportunity Intern Danielle Zaragoza All workers, regardless of education, race, or the kind of job they have should be able to provide for themselves and their families. A new peer-reviewed study by Cleveland State University