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Education

On both ends of the education spectrum, Americans are getting squeezed, whether from the challenge of finding quality, affordable child care or managing the burden of student debt from higher education. BPC believes that every child deserves a quality foundation that will prepare them to grow, learn, and succeed, and every American deserves access to an affordable higher education system that promotes upward mobility and meets the diverse needs of students and the modern workforce.

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Eight Charts to Guide a Response to the Growing Problem of Student Debt

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A New Course for Higher Education

Start With Equity: From the Early Years to the Early Grades

A COVID-19 School-Age Care Solution: 21st Century Community Learning Centers

America Needs a Child Care Plan

61%

of children under 5 years of age were in some type of regular child care arrangement

Four Bipartisan Federal Policies That Would Promote Racial Equity in Higher Education

Family Child Care: A Critical Resource to Rural Communities during COVID-19

Task Force on Higher Education Financing and Student Outcomes

Community Colleges Offer Key Partnerships for Expanding Economic Opportunity

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Children’s experiences in their first five years have a profound impact on their long-term outcomes. Early care and education programs, including child care, play a key role in ensuring that every child in has the opportunity to build a quality foundation that will prepare them to learn, grow, and succeed. Child care also supports families and strengthens communities by allowing parents to participate in the labor force. However, millions of American families struggle to find quality, affordable child care in a safe, well-designed facility. BPC believes that everyone – from parents and providers to business and faith leaders – has a role in creating an early childhood system that works for all children and families.

  • Early Childhood

    Children’s experiences in their first five years have a profound impact on their long-term outcomes. Early care and education programs, including child care, play a key role in ensuring that every child in has the opportunity to build a quality foundation that will prepare them to learn, grow, and succeed. Child care also supports families and strengthens communities by allowing parents to participate in the labor force. However, millions of American families struggle to find quality, affordable child care in a safe, well-designed facility. BPC believes that everyone – from parents and providers to business and faith leaders – has a role in creating an early childhood system that works for all children and families.

  • Higher Education

    The federal government allocates roughly $150 billion per year in federal student aid. Despite this significant investment, tuition prices remain high, student debt burdens continue to grow, and outcomes are lackluster at many institutions of higher education. BPC is focused on developing policies that promote affordability, incentivize improvements in student outcomes, and reduce equity gaps, with the goal of ensuring that the postsecondary system is broadly accessible to every American and provides students with a positive return on their investment.

     

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