Wouldn’t it be great if you were eligible to win a cash prize just for putting money in your savings account? In next month’s election, your vote for Proposition 7 could make this a reality in Texas. This policy proposal
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.
Making sure our children receive a quality education is essential for the future prosperity of Texas. To be successful academically, many students rely on programs like tutoring or bilingual education. But a new analysis from CPPP and University of
All workers, regardless of what kind of job they do or how much they earn, should be able to care for themselves or a loved one. Unfortunately an estimated 40 percent of Texas workers are at risk of losing wages
CPPP Senior Policy Analyst, Chandra Villanueva, co-wrote this post. This post was updated on August 16th, 2017. The final version of HB 21 is a step in the wrong direction, worsening funding disparities between charter and traditional public schools. HB 21 also
This post was written by CPPP Economic Opportunity Policy Intern Anna Crockett Last week the U.S. Treasury Department announced that it is ending myRA, an innovative retirement savings program created during the Obama administration and designed to help low-income
This post was updated on July 31st, 2017. House Bill 253 has emerged as the latest voucher bill of the 85th legislative session, a near duplicate of Senate Bill 2. Both bills are riddled with problems in addition to the vouchers
Texans value public education. Our constitution and state laws decree that providing a quality education for all children is a state responsibility. Texas law also states that the school finance system should be substantially financed through state revenue
Harmful proposals would further limit state and local elected officials’ ability to plan for a growing and changing Texas. For Texans of all backgrounds to reach their full potential, our state and local governments need to be able to provide services
At a press conference today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made several misleading and inaccurate statements related to public education in Texas. Here are a few important things to keep in mind as we discuss supporting the over 5.3 million kids in