Texas has the highest percentage of adults in the country that lack a high school diploma or equivalent. Changes to the national GED test in 2014 exacerbated this problem by making the test more expensive, computer-based only, and harder to
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.
On September 5, the Trump Administration announced that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the program for immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. DACA grants immigrant youth temporary relief from
When examining the cost of basic needs for several different types of working families in the state’s largest metro areas, it is clear that far too many jobs don’t pay enough for families to pay for their most basic
According to a new CPPP and RAISE Texas report, too many Texas workers are living in financial insecurity, which leads to financial stress that can result in reduced productivity on the job. Other negative effects of financial insecurity include missed
A majority of Texans are not saving adequately for retirement. One key reason is that half of working Texans do not have the opportunity to save at work, which is the best and most common way individuals build retirement savings. National
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
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