Education

June 10, 2020

Principles for an equitable recovery

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May 19, 2020

Separate and unequal: Students’ access to technology in the time of coronavirus

Public education is supposed to be society’s great equalizer; the engine that provides the opportunity for all children, regardless of their race or zip code, to reach their full potential. But years of racism and disinvestment in public schools has left many students of color attending under-resourced, functionally segregated and poor-performing public schools. Read more...

May 11, 2020

LBP testimony on HCRs 43 & 66

May 9, 2020

To the Members of the House Ways & Means Committee, 

My name is Jan Moller, and I’m the executive director of the Louisiana Budget Project, a nonprofit policy research and advocacy organization focused on lifting up low- and moderate-income families.Read more...

May 4, 2020

Student loan reforms are still needed

People who borrowed money to pay for college or trade school owe a combined $1.7 trillion to their creditors. Even before the coronavirus upended America’s economy, many of these borrowers were struggling to keep up with payments, which also made it harder for millions of people to save for a home, put aside money for retirement or even afford basic necessities. Read more...