Researching Public Law and Public Policy in the Public Interest
Declining incomes herald a shrinking middle class
The Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, NJ
This map of affordable housing transfers in New Jersey shows a geography of opportunity.
Since the achievement gap has been utilized to justify a plethora of reforms, it is critical to re-analyze our understanding of the phenomenon, as well as our understanding of educational equity in a broader sense. This paper studies the way that equity has been conceptualized within the education system, including how the achievement gap has been defined, measured, and addressed by practitioners and researchers, ultimately examining strengths and limitations, with implications for more effective ways of addressing the issue.
Since the economic collapse of 2008, American citizens have grown increasingly skeptical of their government’s ability to pass socially and economically beneficial legislation. Over the last three years, lower-level governments have attempted to limit, or usurp, the power of their superior governmental entities by attempting to pass legislation that either modifies the enactments of their federal and state-level counterparts, or, is expressly contrary to it. CLiME has investigated the phenomenon of innovative exercises of government authority, and has developed a hypothesis as to why municipalities, cities and states seem to be legislating on issues typically reserved to higher governmental authority.

From the Director

In this season of anniversaries, no two are more stark in their parallels than Ferguson a year after the shooting of Michael Brown and New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina killed 1,800 and displaced thousands.

Guest Analysis

New evidence on the impacts of MTO on children’s long-term outcomes, including improved college attendance rates and earnings.

Issues in Equity

Noteworthy Initiatives

We are witnessing a nationwide return of concentrated poverty that is racial in nature. This report finds that high-poverty ghettos and barrios are the inevitable and predictable consequences of deliberate policy choices.
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