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When It Comes to Expanding Pre-K, Americans Are Divided by Party and Race

Poll finds broader support for reducing class sizes and raising teacher salaries.

Opinion

Have We Been Unfair to Obama on Deportations?

A once-indiscriminate deportation policy has shifted toward a much more careful approach.

College Board/National Journal Poll

Black and Hispanic Adults Are More Optimistic About Quality of Local Schools

Poll finds minorities—particularly those without college degrees—are most likely to believe local schools prepare kids for college.

Opinion

It's Time to Strengthen the EITC to Give Childless Workers a Much-Needed Boost

The Earned Income Tax Credit lifts millions of Americans out of poverty each year, but it leaves millions of others behind. 

When a 43 Percent Graduation Rate Means Success

Historically black colleges and universities are doing a better job serving students than headline graduation rates show. But that may no longer be good enough.

Roundup

Hunger Grows on College Campuses

Forget the campus meal plan--colleges are opening food pantries to provide for students.

Opinion

Why Immigration Reform Is A Jewish Issue

Jews understand that while we may not be the ones on the buses today, we've been there before.

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When It Comes to Expanding Pre-K, Americans Are Divided by Party and Race

Poll finds broader support for reducing class sizes and raising teacher salaries.

Opinion

Have We Been Unfair to Obama on Deportations?

A once-indiscriminate deportation policy has shifted toward a much more careful approach.

College Board/National Journal Poll

Black and Hispanic Adults Are More Optimistic About Quality of Local Schools

Poll finds minorities—particularly those without college degrees—are most likely to believe local schools prepare kids for college.

Opinion

It's Time to Strengthen the EITC to Give Childless Workers a Much-Needed Boost

The Earned Income Tax Credit lifts millions of Americans out of poverty each year, but it leaves millions of others behind. 

When a 43 Percent Graduation Rate Means Success

Historically black colleges and universities are doing a better job serving students than headline graduation rates show. But that may no longer be good enough.

Roundup

Hunger Grows on College Campuses

Forget the campus meal plan--colleges are opening food pantries to provide for students.

Opinion

Why Immigration Reform Is A Jewish Issue

Jews understand that while we may not be the ones on the buses today, we've been there before.

Show More
 
About The Next America

The Next America explores the political, economic and social impacts of profound racial and cultural change facing our nation. The initiative includes polls, national and local events with thought leaders, magazine supplements and this site. In 2010, Ronald Brownstein wrote a National Journal cover story, explained the impact of a shift to an older, more ethnically diverse America. “The Gray and the Brown: A Generational Mismatch” is the foundation of The Next America.