Monday, April 16, 2018

From Coalition on Human Needs

This week on the blog...
April 12
The 2018 election offers a particular opportunity to elevate children's issues that are crucial to society's prosperity and well-being. Five advocacy and policy organizations have collaborated to sponsor Securing America's Future: Children and the 2018 Election to serve as a guide and primer on children's issues that require Congressional action. The nonpartisan educational document describes six core child issues and Congress's role in each. READ MORE »
April 11
The reality that child care costs a lot but teachers are underpaid leaves many parents with two big questions: Why does child care cost so much? And, where does the money go? The Center for American Progress decided to address these questions head-on. They developed a website that estimates the monthly cost of high-quality center-based child care in each state and shows exactly where the monthly tuition goes.  READ MORE »

April 10
Echoing the FY18 budget proposal released last year, the president's FY19 budget again proposes the elimination of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative, which funds local afterschool and summer learning programs in all 50 states. Elimination of these funds for local programs would devastate the 1.7 million children and families who stand to lose access to programs as a result. READ MORE »

April 9
Since its beginning, the Trump administration has attacked immigrant communities with a range of misguided proposals and executive orders that undermine civil rights and terrify families. Two new reports issued by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) examine how the Trump administration's anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy priorities are wreaking havoc in the lives of young children. READ MORE »

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