Operating in an era defined by dysfunction and chaos, the consolidation of power among the wealthiest among us, increased privatization of key public goods, the rollback of social safety net policies, and the criminalization of the most vulnerable among us– Roosevelters have continued to relentlessly pursue our mission to change who writes the rules for

The Financialization of Higher Education at Michigan State University is the latest report from Roosevelt’s Financialization of Higher Education project. To learn more about the project, click here. The US’s higher educational institutions today are a far cry from the promise progressives have envisioned for higher education. Successful public higher educational institutions have, rightly so, been defined

During last year’s tax debate, one particularly contentious issue involved the state and local tax deduction, commonly known as the SALT deduction. A mainstay of federal tax policy for decades, the SALT deduction allows individuals to deduct the taxes they pay to states and municipalities—such as property and state income taxes—from their federal taxes. While

Emerging Fellowship

The Emerging Fellowship is a year-long, individual, part-time remote opportunity, in which students dig deeper into formal research and advocacy efforts in their selected topic and produce a written research product and campaign plan. As a cohort, they receive support from national staff in the form of required readings and discussions, trainings, and individualized guidance

10 Ideas 2018

Roosevelters all across the country are rising to the challenges of today and building their own rulebook, so that government can be reflective of and responsive to the people it’s meant to serve. Our current political and social reality is profoundly different than ones that existed in previous iterations of this journal, but despite that,

Forge Fellowship

This fellowship is a stipended opportunity for 5-8 students currently enrolled at community colleges and public universities that do not have an existing Roosevelt chapter on their campus. Participants will be trained in core research, policy, organizing, and base-building skills, and receive one-on-one guidance from Roosevelt staff and alumni as they build chapters and launch

The George Washington University (GW) has a student health insurance problem. Annual insurance premiums for the university-sponsored student health insurance plan (SHIP) reached a five-year high of $4,103 for the 2017-18 policy year. This cost is exorbitantly high in comparison to similar plans offered by many other universities, discouraging students from enrolling in the school’s

In late fall of 2017, chancellors at four University of Tennessee (UT) system schools took bold action prioritizing the job security and voice of local constituents by rightly rejecting a state-level outsourcing contract to privatize the management of state facilities. The benefactor of the proposed deal—which was pushed heavily by Republican Governor Bill Haslam—was Jones

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