Inflation, Education, Zoning and More

Posted on October 4, 2023

Honesty in Public Education Act: In dozens of states, right-wingers have pushed legislation requiring schoolteachers to lie or withhold the truth about racism, sexism and heterosexism. These attacks routinely fail to identify a single lesson that is inaccurate. The Honesty in Public Education Act prohibits local school systems from adopting rules that require teachers to lie to their students.

Why create your own progressive agenda for 2024? In every jurisdiction, progressive lawmakers and advocates should develop a package of bills to introduce and promote in their 2024 sessions, with the idea of helping shape the debate throughout the year and into the election season. For more, see the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Setting the Record Straight on Inflation: There’s been a lot of misinformation about inflation in the media, from wild speculation about its causes to absurd predictions about when and how it would end. The Pitchfork Economics podcast explains.

The Troubling Connection Between Zoning and Racism: Many of our housing policies have their roots in racism, and they continue to stand in the way of affordable and equitable housing. An article in Governing Magazine discusses the issue.

CEO pay has increased 1,200 percent since 1978: At the same time, the pay of typical workers has risen just 15 percent, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute. Last year, CEOs were paid 344 times as much as a typical worker.

How advocates should work with lawmakers: A true inside-outside partnership works best. For tips, read Chapter 14 of our advocacy book, Preparing to Win.