Small Schools vs. Big Schools

Date: 19 Mar 2012 | posted in: equity | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

One of the most effective ways to improve student achievement and curb school violence is to reduce the size of the nation’s schools. Hundreds of studies have found that students who attend small schools outperform those in large schools on … Read More

Earned Income Tax Credit

Date: 19 Mar 2012 | posted in: equity | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

An earned income tax credit (EITC) is a tax reduction and wage supplement for low- and moderate-income working families. To qualify, one’s income must be earned; welfare benefits, interest on savings, or dividends on stocks don’t count. Seventeen states(inc. District … Read More

Universal Access to Pre-School

Date: 19 Mar 2012 | posted in: equity | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Preschool has been shown to increase students’ performance in high school, increase test scores, decrease the likelihood of being arrested for a violent offense as a juvenile, and decrease the likelihood that a child will experience abuse and/or neglect.

Mile-Based Auto Insurance

Date: 16 Mar 2012 | posted in: equity | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Proponents of this idea say older drivers, women, lower income drivers, households with more cars than drivers and commuters will all benefit from the new auto insurance policy.

Medical Malpractice Insurance Rate Regulation

Date: 16 Mar 2012 | posted in: equity | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Proponents of caps on medical malpractice awards frequently cite California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975 as evidence that caps hold down insurance rates. In fact, the state’s rate increases were the same as the national average until 1988 … Read More

Living Wage

Date: 16 Mar 2012 | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A campaign to raise the minimum wage to a "living wage" has been waged in cities around the country with great success. Over 100 cities and counties have passed a living wage law of some sort. Generally, these laws require … Read More

Single-Payer and Universal Health Care

Date: 16 Mar 2012 | posted in: equity | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Citizen-led efforts to institute more universal health care programs are cropping up across the country. Some are very similar to the Canadian health care system. They call for a single-payer system, meaning that medical care would be paid for out … Read More

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