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September 29, 2016 | Health
Health insurance companies want to raise rates in Pennsylvania by 20 percent to 50 pecent on most plans. Healthcare costs are going up everywhere—the seventeen states that have announced increases so far have raised rates by an average of 25%—but increases of this level are ridiculous. Keep reading »
September 21, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Education
Today, Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) released the policy platform, Counselors Not Cops: Ending the Regular Presence of Law Enforcement in Schools. The DSC is a national coalition of over 100 organizations in 27 states and the District of Columbia representing students, parents, advocates and... Keep reading »
September 15, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Education
The new school safety data released today, which takes into account NYPD precinct level arrests and the use of handcuffs and restraints, shows there are deep racial inequities in school safety practices. While crime is down 17%  since 2013, there were still almost 1,400 school-based arrests in the 2015-2016 school year. Black students make up 27.1% of the student population, but account for more... Keep reading »
September 8, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Education
Today, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education released the “Safe School-based Enforcement through Collaboration, Understanding, and Respect ‘SECURe’ State and Local Policy Rubric,” providing recommendations for the role of police in schools.  The Dignity in Schools Campaign... Keep reading »
September 1, 2016 | Health
Over the last few weeks, the decisions of two big healthcare companies have rattled many. Aetna and Mylan’s actions should surprise no one. In a healthcare system that values profits over people, these companies are doing precisely what they are designed to do: make money. Keep reading »
August 5, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Earlier this week, the Movement for Black Lives released A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom and Justice. After a year-long process involving more than 50 organizations, the movement has offered a broad mandate that can support deep and lasting change. It is simultaneously a visionary document and a... Keep reading »