Higher education in the U.S. is in a state of crisis. We see evidence of this crisis in huge cuts in funding for public schools, skyrocketing costs of attendance at both private and public schools, and increases in student debt burdens. You can find the executive summary and full report here.
Today, Roosevelt is pleased to announce the launch of the Reports from our 2015-16 Emerging Fellows including: – Emerging Fellow for Energy and Environment Eric Wolfert- An Environmental, economic and Health Imperative: Increasing Access to Solar in Virginia – Emerging Fellow for Equal Justice Andrew Lindsay- Integrating Harm Reduction Diversion Programs in Justice Reinvestment Strategies in Massachusetts –
In this Report, Emerging Fellow for Energy & Environment Eric Wolfert argues that Solar energy has the potential to solve many of the most pressing issues facing society today, mostnotably climate change and public health. However, purchasing solar panels is prohibitivelyexpensive to all but the affluent, and many are not aware of cheaper options such
In this Report, Emerging Fellow for Defense & Diplomacy Suprita Datta argues that Refugee regimes today suffer from a lack of opportunity to develop their long-term well-being and pathways toself-sufficiency. Traditional models of donor aid and subsequently, donor fatigue, keep refugee populationsdependent on external sources in order to fulfill their needs. As the length of
In this report, Roosevelt’s Emerging Fellow for Economic Development Zach Komes argues that African American–owned businesses located in low-income neighborhoods have yet to experience significant benefits from economic changes that have occurred over the last decade in the District of Columbia. Faced with limited access to contracting opportunities, capital, and technical assistance, Black-owned firms have seen limited revenue
In this Report, Roosevelt’s Emerging Fellow for Health Care Shauna Rust argues that in the 50 years since the landmark Surgeon General’s Report that revealed the health hazards of tobacco, U.S. adult smoking rates dramatically declined from 43 percent in 1965 to 18 percent in2014.However, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the
Revising Ratios: Providing Government Accountability for Public University Counseling Services in Virginia
In this Report, Roosevelt’s Emerging Fellow for Education Kinjo Kiema argues that state governments should require that every public university within their jurisdiction maintain a safer ratio of counselors to students. Using Virginia as a model, this paper will examine how this policy would work to demonstrate how it could also be implemented in other cities and states.
In this Report, Roosevelt Network’s Emerging Fellow for Equal Justice Andrew Lindsay recommends that Massachusetts pursue expanded community harm reduction pre-trial diversion programs as a means of reducing recidivism, new incarceration, and drug abuse through revisions to the JusticeReinvestment Act (S. 64/ H. 1429). This paper argues that current justice reinvestment strategies pay insufficient attention to the structural issues
On Politics Unplugged on Denver’s ABC 7, Roosevelt @ Denver University’s Kieren Doyle discusses Roosevelt’s agenda for 2016: Check out the piece here.
Joey Bunch of the Denver Post covers the launch of Roosevelt’s Blueprint in Colorado: The blueprint will command the attention of public officials and the general public at an hour-long event at the University of Colorado at 7 p.m. Thursday in Denver. “We’re asking elected officials and young people what should Colorado be known for,”