Tag Archives: child poverty

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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Act to Keep Children Out of Poverty

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Earlier this month the U.S. House of Representatives made a clear decision to support billionaires over babies. They voted to extend the Bush-era tax giveaways to billionaires while voting to cut babies by decreasing the … Continue reading

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Longitudinal Study Finds 25 Percent of Kindergarteners Living in Households Below Poverty Line

From Build ECE News (http://www.papromiseforchildren.com): The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released First-Time Kindergartners in 2010-11: First Findings From the Kindergarten Rounds of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011), containing findings from a longitudinal study … Continue reading

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Fire in the Ashes—New Jonathan Kozol Book on Poor Children

From Jan Resseger, Minister for Public Education and Witness, United Church of Christ (http://www.ucc.org/justice/public-education): Jonathan Kozol has written a new book, Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children In America (New York: Crown Publishers).  It will go on … Continue reading

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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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