Creating Better Futures for Our Children

One of my favorite Earth, Wind and Fire songs (and I have many) is Remember the Children.  For many elected officials, children are often forgotten because simply they do not vote or make campaign contributions.  Another problem is that it is nearly impossible to get resources to children without passing it through parents and other caretakers.  Obviously poor children have poor parents who are regarded largely as failures in life for not sufficiently capitalizing on the wealth of opportunities in our great nation.  So, should children just be left behind?  The late Marvin Gaye thought about this back in 1971 when he recorded Save the Children.  As poverty has once again taken center stage during the 50-year retrospective of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, and as a consequence of escalating economic inequality, the plight of poor children has not been the focus of many policy discussions. …

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