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Be Careful What You Cut—Protecting Children from Budget Cuts

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Did you know we launched a new campaign to protect children from budget cuts? The Be Careful What You Cut campaign (http://www.childrensdefense.org/be-careful-what-you-cut/) is grounded in three provocative print advertisements that make the economic case … Continue reading

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Tolerance of Poverty

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman The latest edition of UNICEF’s report on child poverty showed the United States ranks second out of 35 developed countries on the scale of what economists call “relative child poverty” … Continue reading

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NCC Releases Four ‘Webisode’ Videos Promoting Quality Education for Children

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org):   New York, September 21, 2011 — Equal and quality education for all children is the focus of four brief web videos released today by the National Council of Churches.   The videos … Continue reading

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Discouraging News on Child Poverty

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   By Marian Wright Edelman   Thirteen-year-old Brittanie Potter and her 12-year-old sister Sydney held a bake sale and garage sale at their Marion, Ohio home this summer with a simple goal in mind: … Continue reading

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For Record Number of Americans, Recession Is Far From Over

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org):   National poverty rate hit 15.1% last year, the highest level since 1993   As the recession took its toll last year, more Americans fell into poverty, saw their incomes decline and … Continue reading

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Kids Count: Tallying the High Costs of the Economy for Children

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   By Marian Wright Edelman    “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and … Continue reading

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“Held Captive”: Child Poverty in America

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   By Marion Wright Edelman   My father told me I could do and be anything I wanted to be if I dreamed and worked hard enough for it. I took these words to … Continue reading

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Marion Wright Edelman’s Christmas Message for Children

A little past the season, but I thought it should be shared…   From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   At this time of year I often think of the powerful lessons in a pair of Christmas Eve sermons given … Continue reading

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Report: One in Ten PA Children Lives With an Unemployed Parent

From Public News Service-PA (http://www.publicnewsservice.org):   December 16, 2010 HARRISBURG, Pa. – One child in ten in Pennsylvania lives with an adult who doesn’t have a job, and that situation carries with it a host of life-changing issues, according to … Continue reading

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Opinion: Can We Afford to Ignore Rising Child Poverty?

Rachel Black and Reid Cramer http://www.aolnews.com/opinion/article/opinion-can-we-afford-to-ignore-rising-child-poverty/19676290   (Oct. 19) — The official arbiters have spoken: The Great Recession ended in the middle of last year. Unfortunately, this decree seems a bit hollow as new evidence of pervasive hardship continues to … Continue reading

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