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Here’s what we’re doing about rising tuition

And now our idea is spreading across the country. There’s still time to give for GiveBIG: click here  A little more than two years ago, it seemed no one could see a path out of the crippling ‘high-tuition, high-debt’ model for

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They said it couldn’t be done.

We proved them wrong. Today is GiveBIG. Click here to make a gift to EOI. Just a few years ago, having paid sick leave written into law seemed like an impossible dream to many. Congress wouldn’t pass such a bill, and neither

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Bill Dow: “EOI likes to not only include, but also solicit, the opinions and insights of interns”

Editor’s Note: Interested in an internship at EOI? Read all about them right here. Earlier this year, I sat down with Bill Dow  to talk about his internship at EOI. Here’s what he had to say: Why did you decide to

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Danielle Wallace: “I learned the ins-and-outs of policy analysis and advocacy from super talented colleagues.”

Earlier this year, I sat down with Danielle Wallace to talk about her internship here at EOI. Here’s what she had to say: Why did you decide to come work for EOI this summer? I am passionate about social and

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The Way Back to the Future: EOI’s 2013 Fundraising Dinner

Yesterday’s public policy choices created today’s economy. Today’s decisions will shape the future to come. You’re invited to join us for a fundraising dinner to help advance public policies that build an economy that works – for everyone. Enjoy a

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New interactive state budget tool a boon for Washington’s citizens, journalists, students

With state legislators still at an impasse over Washington’s budget, we’re unveiling a new interactive research tool that allows citizens, journalists, and students to easily examine how public dollars are being spent, and assess the impact of this year’s budget

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EOI is looking for a Development Manager (part-time): Do you know someone who would be a good fit for the job?

Job Announcement: Development Manager, part-time (expires April 19, 2013) Position Description The Economic Opportunity Institute (EOI) is a non-profit public policy center dedicated to restoring the promise of the middle class by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good

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Oregon legislature considering EOI’s “Pay It Forward Debt-Free Degree Plan” – California, Vermont and New York also interested

The Economic Opportunity Institute’s innovative proposal to re-imagine college tuition financing is getting some serious attention in the state of Oregon. The proposal, dubbed Pay It Forward: The Debt-Free Degree Plan, would allow students to attend any public college or

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Happy Holidays from EOI!

Every weekday* we publish fresh news and commentary on economic trends and public policy highlights affecting people’s lives and communities, here in Washington and across the country. That commitment is no small chore. In 2012, we wrote 306 original blog

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How democracy saved capitalism

We’re facing the weakest economic recovery in recent memory – but it’s worth remembering that the Great Recession was far less damaging than the Great Depression, thanks to the public services and structures Americans built for themselves. When the Great Depression

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