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Massachusetts has significant achievement gaps in 4th grade reading. If the government supports after-school programs, then low-income students will have greater access. This report investigates the government's current funding for after school programs.
Michigan students are increasingly diverse but their teachers are not. Access to high-quality education and care is also limited to children of color. They are more likely to change schools and have absences, and hence may cause cumulative educational inequities. Policy recommendations are listed in the report.
Even though high education leads to higher wages and more productivity, its unafordbility block many students from it. The state should cover a part of cost of college to make it more affordable. The state need to reforem Ohio College Opportunity Grant to better serve for long-term higher education for poor students. The report lists recommendations on how Ohio can help more studnets to access and complete college.
How short term rentals should be regulated suggested by Policy Matters Ohio, such as limits on rentals, living wages for cleaning workers, adequate taxes, licensing of both rental platforms and owner, and housing rust fund.
Ohio state funds for child care program to improve children's care. Child care costs a large portion of parents' budget and child care is closly related to child's future development and the society. To improve the quality of child care, the state ohio set a certification program to rate child care based on teach and administrator's quaility.
Poverty is a barrier to health, as wealthy people live longer. The reasons are that poverty causes stress, low-income communities are less safe, poor people are more likely exposed to pollution, transportation is inconvenient, and poor access health care. Segregation and racism can also cause health divid, with egreagated neigborhoods less safe, and racism causing stress. The suggested path to improve Ohioans healh is to break poverty, promote income security, and invest in high povery area.
Our nation’s local elected leaders work tirelessly every day to reflect their city’s values and represent community members. These leaders represent the level of government closest to the people they govern, and they focus on the critical issues that matter to the people of this great nation. In this updated 2018 edition of City Rights in an Era of Preemption we are continuing to observe aggressive moves by state legislatures nationwide to usurp local authority. Ultimately, people who live in cities want control over their own destinies. But when states seek blanket policies that run counter to the values of its cities, local leaders do not stand down.
Housing costs in Michigan are breaking family budgets resulting in cycles of poor health, lost opportunity and poverty. The state should promote inclusionary zoning, fund housing, prohibit source-of-income discrimination, and promote economic opportunity.
This report examines the history of Ranked Choice Voting in Ohio previously called single transferable vote. The report shows how it was better at representing the state's diversity.
Under RCV, representation of people of color has increased. The multi-ethnic districts becomes more diverse.