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Actually, Failing Our Children Is What’s Unflippingbelieveable

Posted May 7th, 2013 by

A few weeks ago, Melissa Harris-Perry appeared in a “Lean Forward” promotional ad for MSNBC and said: We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children: Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective [...]

Women: Champions and Defenders of Our Nation’s Children

Posted October 4th, 2012 by

When it comes to public policy issues of importance to our nation’s children, female policymakers and Moms – not surprisingly – are typically more supportive and active on children’s issues than men, even as we all continue to work hard to enlighten more men so that children’s needs will become a “national priority” that leaders [...]

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Stop the Attacks on Children

Posted June 13th, 2012 by and

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Plyler v. Doe Supreme Court ruling, a statute that embodies our belief as Americans that all children should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. The ruling established that every child, regardless of their immigration status, is entitled to a public K-12 education. Specifically, the ruling [...]

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Stay Vigilant: Health Reform Battles Lie Ahead

Posted April 2nd, 2010 by

With the entire nation buzzing over President Obama’s historic health care victory, many Americans are trying to understand how this new law will affect their everyday lives. For some of our nation’s most vulnerable children with special health care needs, President Obama has announced that, beginning this September, health insurance plans will no longer be [...]

Don’t Gamble With Children’s Health

Posted January 13th, 2010 by

For the first time in American history, adults do not believe that our nation’s children will have the opportunities they had to live a happy, healthy, and prosperous life. And over the past five years, the response from our nation’s leaders has been to decrease the share of our national investment in children by 12%. When [...]

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U.S. Should Ratify U.N.’s Convention on the Rights of the Child

Posted November 20th, 2009 by

Twenty years ago today, leading nations of the world put aside conflicting interests and cultural differences to unite behind a common purpose — the acknowledgment of the fundamental rights of the world’s most important and most vulnerable population, our children. Indeed, the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child, or CRC, is the [...]

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