Research, Policy and Legislation
Adult Civic Involvement: National Household Education Survey
This report presents data on the civic involvement of adults in the United States, including levels of community and political participation, and attitudes toward government and democratic principles.
Center on Budget and Priorities
This site presents research on how various governmental programs and policies affect low- and moderate-income people.
CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement) promotes research on the civic and political engagement of Americans between the ages of 15 and 25. Their reports and fact sheets are available on this site.
UN High Commission on Refugees
This site provides information and statistic on the state of the world's refugees.
Who Pays? is comprehensive analysis of state and local tax burdens in all fifty states. The study, released on January 7, 2003, shows that on average, state and local tax systems require the poorest taxpayers to pay the highest effective tax rates. A shorter summary of the data can be found at:
Policy and Legislation
Education Bill of Rights
A copy of the Rhode Island Adult Education Bill
Education and Family Literacy Act
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 reforms federal employment, adult
education, and vocational rehabilitation programs to create an integrated,
"one-stop" system of workforce development and education activities
for adults and youth. From this page you may read the law and conference
Literacy and Civics Education for Adult Learners
This Special Policy Update describes the rationale for the EL/Civics Initiative
and describes the promising practices of the EL/Civics national demonstration
projects that were funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education in FY99.
Citizenship and Immigration Services
This site's "Immigration Laws, Regulations and Guides" pages
offer information on current immigration policies and regulations. You
can also find most of what people need to apply to this agency for a service,
benefit, or permit. The site's Online Catalog provides forms that are
most commonly used to apply for petition for benefits offered by the bureau.
Department of Education
Includes education headlines, information on programs, funding and student