Center for Public Policy Priorities
Economic Opportunity

  • Quality education, Pre-K through college
  • Savings accounts and financial security
  • Workforce development
  • Living wages and economic mobility
  • Well-funded public schools

Many Texans are poor, not because they don't work, but because their work pays too little to raise a family out of poverty. To ensure economic prosperity, Texas public policy must support work, make work pay, and help families build their assets.

One of the biggest challenges facing the Texas economy is the lack of career and college readiness for adults and K-12 students. To increase postsecondary access and success, Texas must build a more durable pipeline across our educational and workforce systems to prepare Texans for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
THE WONKS
KNOW THE FACTS
LESS THAN 
30%
of Texans are earning 
a middle-class income
or higher.
CAMPAIGNS

CPPP and RAISE Texas' joint work to expand household savings in Texas

Our goal is for all Texans to have sufficient savings that increase financial stability and access to college.
FEATURED PRESENTATIONS
A Preview of the TROI

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A Strong Middle Class: The Role of College Savings Accounts

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Lessons from the 82nd and an Agenda for the 83rd Legislature

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How Can Texas Make Financial Aid Work for Texas Students and Families?

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Texas Education Scorecard
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