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Is the Tide Turning for Kids in Public Discourse?

The following post first appeared in A Better Life, a blog for the Courier-Journal about the aftermath of the recession. In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, child and poverty advocates across the country had their wishes granted – to hear the President discuss poverty issues, and children’s issues. (Gun control advocates and climate change advocates got their wish too – as did many other advocates). While in reality, the SOTU is little more than “political [...]

By |2013-02-13T17:17:48-05:00February 13th, 2013|Blog, Child Welfare & Safety, Economic Security, Education|

Protect Children, Not Guns

After the incident in Newtown, my wife remembered a moment in her classroom with rare clarity.  It happened more than a decade ago when one of Louisville’s neighborhoods had been riddled with violence for a second consecutive weekend.  It was a neighborhood in which the majority of her students lived.  Judy remembers feeling an urge to ask an important question of her youngsters – “How many of you live in a home in which there [...]

By |2013-01-31T08:56:31-05:00January 31st, 2013|Blog, Child Welfare & Safety|
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