In 1960 combined male and female life expectancy in the U.S. ranked fifth in the world, in 2000 it had fallen to 24th place, and 10 years later, in 2010, to 49th.
In decades past, education critics mainly wanted to make public schools better, but now, says educator and author Diane Ravitch, the question is, "Will public education survive"
You'd think that a program linking local farmers producing fresh, minimally processed foods with local schools would be a no-brainer.
The new health care reform law, the Affordable Health Care Act, contains numerous benefits for women and children, women's advocates say.
WASHINGTON (PAI) - Policies on whether, and how, to aid the nation's families have gotten caught in the poisonous political partisanship permeating the country, said speakers at a panel on the future of families.
Professionals who work with children say minority youth are disadvantaged in health care, education, a safe neighborhood and community resources.
Arizona Republicans say they plan to introduce new legislation this fall that, if passed, would block the children of undocumented immigrants from becoming citizens.
A recent Human Rights Watch report on California's neglect of children leaving foster care has gained considerable international coverage.
After some strong arm twisting by the Obama administration the insurance industry has backed down from challenging the section of the new health reform law.
Even before the current crisis hit, one in five children in Michigan lived in poverty, and three rural counties had the highest rates.