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Risking Public Money: Illinois Charter School Fraud

In 2010, fourteen years after Illinois passed its charter school law, the U.S. Department of Education raised a red flag about the state’s oversight of fiscal controls at its charter schools,...

01/29/2015 | Organizing for Education Justice

Risking Public Money: New York Charter School Fraud

Sixteen years following the passage of New York’s Charter School Act, the number of charter schools in New York has grown dramatically. Over the last 10 years, charter student enrollment has...

12/1/2014 | Organizing for Education Justice

No Half Measures: Why It Will Take $15 to Raise Chicago

Although corporations are experiencing a profitable recovery, the jobs recovery has been grim and marked by a shift to lower wages.

10/29/2014 | Raising the Bar for Workers and Families

A Broken Promise: Agency-Based Voter Registration in New York City

Voter registration is the number one barrier to the vote. An estimated 51 million eligible citizens, more than 24 percent of the electorate, could not cast a ballot on Election Day in the 2012...

10/21/2014 | Fighting for an Inclusive Democracy

Fraud and Financial Mismanagement in Pennsylvania's Charter Schools

Charter school officials have defrauded at least $30 million intended for Pennsylvania school children since 1997. Yet every year virtually all of the state’s charter schools are found to be...

10/1/2014 | Organizing for Education Justice

Paying an Unfair Price: The Financial Penalty for Being LGBT in America

LGBT Americans have the same worries as other Americans when it comes to paying for healthcare and other needs, finding good jobs, and saving for the future.

09/30/2014

Citizenship: A Wise Investment for Cities

Metropolitan areas derive much of their vitality from their large immigrant populations. When immigrants become citizens, they make a deeper investment in their communities, leading to civic,...

09/17/2014 | Protecting Immigrant Communities

Vulture Capital Hits Home

The financial industry has found yet another way to profit from the distress of homeowners. Investors are trading distressed residential assets – mortgages and vacant properties in severe

09/9/2014

New Report: Raise Chicago

The recession appears to be safely in the rearview mirror for corporations, whose profits and stock prices have rebounded. However, the jobs recovery has been fueled by the proliferation of jobs...

05/23/2014

Charter School Vulnerabilities to Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

Minnesota passed the first charter school law in 1991.[i] Since then, lawmakers in 41 states and the District of Columbia have written their own charter school laws.[ii] By all accounts, the growth...

05/5/2014 | Organizing for Education Justice

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