Category: Policy & Research

Research, analysis, criticism and policies on topics of importance to progressive thinkers in Connecticut

Connecticut Youth Opportunity Atlas

March 2017 Connecticut Youth Opportunity Atlas This report analyzes town-by-town data to map outcomes related to opportunity such as teen birth rates and academic achievement. This analysis helps to understand the key factors that set the stage for youth opportunity…

Private School Vouchers DON’T WORK – Study proves it:

Summary Betsy DeVos, the new U.S. secretary of education, is a strong proponent of allowing public education dollars to go to private schools through vouchers, which enable parents to use public school money to enroll their children in private schools,…

Raising minimum wage does not cost jobs:

What Happened When 18 States Raised Their Minimum Wage? Earnings rose, but not at the cost of employment. TANVI MISRA The biggest argument against raising the minimum wage is that it’s going to end up cutting jobs. By having to…

Austerity harms future prosperity:

Derek Thomas, M.P.A., and Jesse Marks, Yale Law School Legislative Advocacy Clinic Arbitrary Austerity Harms Future Prosperity: Framing Connecticut’s Long-Term Challenges and Opportunities A myriad of factors have contributed to the current budget crisis in Connecticut. Short-term fixes, particularly arbitrary…