The Government is a Poor Substitute for Family

The federal government is warehousing thousands of migrant children in teeming, cold facilities, where workers are prohibited from hugging not only teenagers, for whom these shelters...

Locals Pick Up Providing Summer Lunches Where Federal Program Leaves Off

At the entrance to the weathered Eagle Point trailer park, a blue and red sign proclaims “free lunch.” Down a steep concrete driveway are...

Pennsylvania, 17th in Childhood Well-Being, Is at Risk for a Census...

Pennsylvania ranks 17th in the nation for childhood well-being, according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, recently released by the Annie E. Casey...

4 Reasons Why The FAMILY Act Is The Right Paid Leave...

The United States lags behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to paid family leave. We are the only OECD (Organization for...

The Stress of Poverty is a Serious Disease for Philly Kids

“Casserian engeri?” (“And how are the children?”) — Traditional Masai greeting. The most serious, non-infectious  disease in childhood, and the most common, is poverty. Despite economic gains...

House TANF Bill Does Not Go Far Enough in Reducing Child...

Last week, the House Ways & Means Committee passed the Joining Opportunity with Benefits and Services (JOBS) for Success Act (H.R. 5861), which reauthorizes...

It’s Time to End Child Poverty —Here’s How

A new report out of Washington University in St. Louis has found that the cost of child poverty to the U.S. economy was a...

The House Farm Bill Draft Would Make It Harder for Families...

Yesterday, the House Agriculture committee introduced its draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. This major legislation authorizes the nation’s largest federal food assistance program—the...

Report Finds Most States Shortchange High-Poverty Schools

“Pennsylvania has long been one of the most disparately-spending states in the nation,” the report reads. “Even in terms of unadjusted spending, school districts...

Building On a Foundation: How Paid Family Leave Would Help Children...

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), landmark legislation which guarantees up to 12 weeks...

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