Nick Albares

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Policy Analyst, Center’s State Fiscal Project

Washington, D.C.

Nick Albares is a policy analyst with the Center’s State Fiscal Project where he works to evaluate and promote state policies that alleviate poverty. He also focuses on K-12 education funding and state policies affecting immigrants.

Prior to joining the Center, Albares worked with Catholic Charities in New Orleans for five years, where he pursued policies for social and economic justice. He also worked to provide grants to community organizing and economic development non-profit groups through the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

Albares holds a master’s in public policy from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and a bachelor of arts from the University of Notre Dame.

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Posted Jan. 5, 2016
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Cutting School Funding Hurts Students That Need It the Most

A new report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that most states provide less support per…

By Nick Albares

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Posted Mar. 29, 2017
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If the Louisiana Governor Has His Way, High School Graduates Will Continue to Stay Stuck in Remedial College Courses

If Governor John Bel Edwards has his way today, setting higher goals for Louisiana students could be delayed by a year or two and possibly…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Mar. 22, 2017
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Public Dollars Should Pay for Public Schools: That’s Why I Support High-Quality Charter Schools and Not Vouchers

We live in a free country and a parent should have the right to opt out of the public school system. But that parent does not have a right to take with them a proportional share of public education dollars any more than a pacifist can extract his share of defense spending. …

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 21, 2017
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You Want Parents? This Is What It’s Going to Take to Empower Them in the Fight for Better Schools

Parent organizing ain’t easy. Many organizations have tried to organize parents and communities and have failed. We end up yelling at parents, “Parent involvement is…

By Keri Rodriguez Lorenzo

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