Tag Archives: child poverty

Structural Racism: A Bleak Educational Future for Poor Children in America’s Metropolitan Areas

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/structural-racism-a-bleak-educational-future-for-poor-children-in-americas-metropolitan-areas/ In one of the essays in Twenty-First Century Color Lines (2009), Andrew Grant-Thomas and john a. powell, of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University, confront the idea that … Continue reading

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The Real Monsters (Poverty, etc.)

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman Each year at Halloween, our neighborhoods are bustling as children go door to door dressed as zombies, vampires, skeletons or something else fantastic and scary. For many children Halloween is … Continue reading

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1.17 Million Children in U.S. Survive on $2 per Day or Less

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/1-17-million-children-in-u-s-survive-on-2-per-day-or-less/ We know how poverty among children constrains opportunity and affects school achievement, but it is difficult to consider what can be done. Yesterday’s NY Times published a short, comprehensive and extraordinarily moving column by Thomas Edsall, professor … Continue reading

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It’s Time to End Child Poverty in Rich America with Urgency and Persistence—See State of America’s Children 2014 Report

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman “Unfortunately, many Americans live on the outskirts of hope — some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both. Our task … Continue reading

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Sean Reardon Confirms Further Widening of Segregation by Income

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/sean-reardon-confirms-further-widening-of-segregation-by-income/ Near the end of their new book, Public Education Under Siege, educator Mike Rose and historian Michael B. Katz describe what they believe is the toughest problem for public education in America: “Throughout American history, inequality—refracted most … Continue reading

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Organize a Children’s Sabbath Service; Children’s Sabbath Weekend—October 18-20, National

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Want to make a difference for children in your community?  If you are a member of a faith community, you can begin organizing a Children’s Sabbath celebration as part of our National Observance of … Continue reading

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Urge Senators to Hold Children Harmless in Budget Negotiations

From the Every Child Matters Education Fund (http://www.everychildmatters.org/): ECM’s latest effort to ensure children are held harmless in the ongoing budget negotiations has borne fruit with a letter to be signed by Senators and delivered to the House and Senate … Continue reading

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Serious Issues for Public Education

From Jan Resseger, Minister for Public Education and Witness, United Church of Christ (http://www.ucc.org/justice/public-education): As we head into President Obama’s second term, public schools face several urgent challenges.  Our society tolerates a 22 percent child poverty rate; of all industrialized … Continue reading

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Families Struggle: Child Poverty Remains Epidemically High

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): The U.S. Census Bureau’s new poverty data for the states show millions of families struggling mightily to keep their heads above water in the wake of the Great Recession. Fourteen states saw statistically significant … Continue reading

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Sign Petition Telling Congress “Be Careful What You Cut”

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): The U.S. Census Bureau released new data that show poverty remains at record high levels. More than one in five children—16.1 million—were poor in 2011. Today, one in five children live in a food insecure … Continue reading

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