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Career college programs cost more than similar programs offered through public institutions. The state should eliminae student aid to institute real oversight measures. The report shows comparisons betweent different programs and gives recommendations on how to resolve the problems.
This report outlines the landscape, identigies challenges that limit families access to preschool, and looks at the costs that constrain programs in delivering top quality early education; concluded with policy reconmmendations
Small fees will be placed on disposable bags. Disposable bags require energy and natural resources to be produced and cause pollution. The policy can help reduce the usage of disposable bags to reduce pollution. Simultaneously, the tax obtained raises the fund for environmental effort.
Voucher programs use money for eligible students' public education to pay for private school tuition. Despite public schools strggling to recover funding, voucher program spends 352 percent more since 2008 since program eligibility has increased. Senate Bill 85 would further privatize public education by expanding the eligibility and cost 6.4 times than boucher programs.
During the election on November 7, the voters in New York state will be presented with the ballot question, "Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?" If the referendum passes, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention will be elected in November 2018, and the Convention's proposed changes will appear on the ballot, most likely in November 2019. Many issues are under debate: ethics reform, reorganizing the judiciary, voting rights, and several more. The focus of this column is on environmental rights. The current Constitution has a "Forever Wild clause", adopted in 1894- which has helped preserve the wild areas of Adirondack and Catskill parks. It also has a Conservation Bill of Rights, declaring a state policy of protecting natural resources and scenic beauty, but it has been held to be unenforceable, and has been of little consequence. This column discusses these environmental rights and their implications within New York as well as across the country.
The food assistance program (once called food stamps, now commonly referred to as SNAP, which stands for supplemental nutrition assistance program) makes a big dent in hunger and poverty. In the most recent annual data from the federal Food and Nutrition Service, SNAP food benefits reduced the share of Ohio participants living in deep poverty by 10 percentage points and increased the share living above the poverty line by 10 percentage points.
Clevelander of color face obtain lower wages and higher unemployment. Some find it hard to get job because of their race and it is more likely to seek jobs in an industry with lower wage and less health care than in manufactuing. Clevelanders are willing to make the investments to go to college for skills but the government needs to add more funding to attain the needs.
Women are an essential part of Ohio workforce. The rising wages for women account for 47 percent of the reduction in the pay gap and consistently less than that for men. More women attend college than ever before. Less quantifiable reasons for the gender wage gap are hisring, promotion, and negotaition practices. To protect the rights for women, the state can set minimum wage, unionization, and provide stronger works supports.
By offering health insurance, paid family leave and sick days, companies and workers can avoid working against each other and businesses experience increased worker productivity. The public interest is also served as companies end up putting more money into local economies. New regulations and incentives are needed to encourage more businesses to adopt high-road practices.
Communities of color continue to be excluded from homeownership, a crucial wealth building vehicle for families in the U.S. With concerns about gentrification and displacement rising in many areas, homeownership rates are not equally distributed along racial and ethnic lines, and people of color do not access mortgages at equal rates as their White counterparts. We used home mortgage data collected under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act to provide insight into lending patterns to communities of color in California and the three cities of Fresno, Oakland, and Long Beach – chosen for their demographic and geographic diversity. People of color are largely underrepresented in loans received across California, and especially in the urban areas of Long Beach and Oakland. Overall, communities of color do not access home purchase loans at rates comparable to non-Hispanic Whites. Further, home purchase loans in low- to moderate-income census tracts across California vastly exceeded loans to low- to moderate-income borrowers – creating what seems to be a statistical portrait of gentrification. As our demographics continue to shift, our economic prosperity will increasingly depend on people of color having expanding access and opportunity to reach their full potential.