Seeing is believing

December 4, 2014

Equity and Fairness for All

Charter schools educate fewer high-needs students, yet those that are housed in public school buildings get more capita government school aid. Plus, many charters benefit from hefty amounts of private money.

November 14, 2013

Recovery of the few: a tale of two cities

The popular myth is that New York City has fully come back from the 2007–08 recession. But the reality is that only the very rich have come roaring back. The rest of us, the 99 percent who are the middle or lower income, actually lost ground. Here is how the “recovery” shaped up between 2008 and 2012.

April 19, 2012

What children really need

Our “Seeing is believing” infographic illustrates the myriad burdens that New York City kids carry with them — such as language barriers, hunger and asthma — when they come to school.

February 2, 2012

Attacks on voting rights: Unraveling our democracy

In 2011 some 5 million Americans were denied the right to vote, through laws or executive orders, in 14 states — states that represent 171 or 63% of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Bills to restrict voting right were introduced in 38 states, with more to come this year. These measures hit people of color, low-income voters, students, youth, immigrants and seniors most.

November 24, 2011

Who is really building the state economy?

This “Seeing is believing” infographic illustrates how the poor and the middle class are carrying the taxload in this state, and the rich are paying less than ever.

November 10, 2011

Seeing is believing: Let them eat cake

Over the past two decades, the wealthiest New Yorkers have acquired an unprecedented portion of the city’s income while the bottom 50% have lost share. This infographic shows just how much!

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