Publications

QUALITYstarsNY – Fact Sheet for Parents

QUALITYstarsNY is a comprehensive initiative to ensure that our young children - the 1.5 million New Yorkers under age six - have the opportunity for high quality early learning experiences. Quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) are designed to evaluate...

QUALITYstarsNY and early childhood education

Early childhood education is increasingly being cited as one of the most important factors in a child's future success. 75% of a child's brain development and 85% of intellect, personality, and social skills are developed by age five. And, several studies, most...

A New Pro-Consumer Health Care System

(Released January 20, 2011) Policy and Education Fund of New York (PPEF). The report makes numerous recommendations for the state implementation of the new federal law in New York State. The recommendations cover five major areas: 1) consumer-oriented governance; 2)...

How the New Health Care Law Helps You!

We've produced two new fact sheets about the health care law and how it affects you. The first is a general fact sheet. The second explains some of the common myths and lies about health care reform. Click here to download How the New Health Care Law Helps You! Click...

Race Matters: Impact of the 2010-11 Executive Budget Proposal

(Release March 23, 2010) While many New Yorkers of all races enjoy great educational, professional and social success, the majority of people of color in the Empire State remain perilously stranded in the shadows of the American dream. Although both the nation and...

End Prison-Based Gerrymandering

The principle of 'one person, one vote' is central to our democracy in the United States. In order for our representative democracy to work properly, the system for determining the geographic size of a legislative district must ensure that the population size of each...

Why We Need a Strong Estate Tax

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post on this page about the campaign by the right wing and its corporate allies to weaken the estate tax in America -- the only tax on wealth in America, and therefore the only check on extremely rich individuals passing on their wealth to...

Health Care: What’s in the Bills?

Our friends at Health Care for All New York recently produced these fact sheets on the the House and Senate health care reform bills. House Bill - H.R. 3962: Senate Bill - Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act: