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Renewing Our Vision for America’s Children

Child Abuse & Neglect
Poverty & Family Economics

Huffington Post, by Bruce Lesley

The promise of this nation is that our young people will be provided an equal opportunity to fulfill their full potential. Unfortunately, over 16 million or more than 1 in 5 of our nation’s children live in poverty, nearly 8 million children lack health insurance coverage, the U.S. has the 2nd worst infant mortality rate among industrialized nations, over 1 million students are homeless, over 750,000 children are abused and neglected annually, and over 1 in 5 students drop out before graduating from high school.

We can and must do better. …Read more