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  • Portrait of Inequality 11/13/12
    Portrait of Inequality 2012 - Black Children in America
    CDF produced "Portrait of Inequality 2012", a report showing the gross inequalities facing Black children compared to White children, across all critical indicators of wellbeing.
  • Portrait 11/13/12
    Portrait of Inequality 2012 - Hispanic Children in America
    The economic crisis of the last five years has pushed Hispanic children and youth deeper and deeper into an abyss of poverty, hunger, homelessness and despair. Hispanic children and youth continue to face multiple risks from birth and throughout life that increase the danger of their becoming part of the Cradle to Prison Pipeline® crisis that leads to dead end lives.
  • SOACsmall 07/22/12
    The State of America's Children® 2012 Handbook
    The State of America’s Children® Handbook provides key national information in a range of areas, as well as state tables showing how children in your state are faring and how your state compares to other states in protecting children. A more comprehensive version will be posted on the web as new data becomes available later this year as part our State of America's Children® annual report.
  • 04/13/12
    Increasing Access to Full-Day K
    CDF Position Statement on Access to Full-Day Kindergarten
  • Marian Wright Edelman 04/06/12
    Child Watch® Column: "America’s Public Schools: Still Unequal and Unjust"
    Millions of children in America are denied the opportunity to receive a fair and high quality education. In March, the U.S. Department of Education released new information showing that children of color face harsher discipline, have less access to rigorous course offerings, and are more often taught by lower paid and less experienced teachers.
  • 03/01/12
    Analysis of President Obama’s FY 2013 Budget Proposal
    A breakdown and analysis of the President's 2013 budget proposal as it relates to children and families.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 01/20/12
    Child Watch® Column: "Tough Immigration Laws: Tough on Children"
    Alabama has passed the toughest immigration enforcement law in the country. Now children born in the U.S.A., American citizens, are living in fear. Some children are afraid to go to school. According to Bill Lawrence, principal of Foley Elementary in Foley, Alabama, "Most of these kids are American citizens. American citizens attending American schools, afraid." He continued, "A child in fear can't learn." Children in his school were terrified Mom and Dad would not be home when they got home from school.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 12/02/11
    Child Watch® Column: "Young People Standing Up for Themselves and for Our Nation"
    ...A day came when 16-year-old Barbara decided to put her dreams into action. "It was time that Negroes were treated equally with whites, time that they had a decent school, time for the students themselves to do something about it. There wasn't any fear. I just thought -- this is your moment. Seize it!"
  • Marian Wright Edelman 11/18/11
    Child Watch® Column: "Cuts in Education: A Failing Choice"
    Aristotle got it right when he said, "All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth."? Once upon a time America professed to believe in a strong public education system - at least for some children.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 10/14/11
    Child Watch® Column: "Full Day Kindergarten: A Missing Half-Step in Our Schools"
    In Pennsylvania, many children who had been getting excited about their first day of full-day kindergarten were disappointed when full-day kindergarten fell victim to state budget cuts. Massachusetts families in 80 school districts had to pay an average of $3,110 this year for their children to attend full-day kindergarten.
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