Investing In Children

Every parent wants the best for their children, but too many public schools lack the needed facilities and teachers; too many young kids are denied affordable quality pre-school and the care needed to remove barriers to learning; and college or technical training seems an unreachable goal because of soaring tuition costs and crippling student debts. In other high-income countries, young people have a clearer path to decent work, from early childhood to job preparation. It’s time that America also invests boldly in our children’s future.

State Statistics

8th graders proficient in National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading
of 50 states
Graduates from 4-year public and nonprofit colleges with student debt
of 50 states
Expected cost of childcare as percentage of state median household income
of 50 states
Counties with families served by Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting programs
of 50 states


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100% Completion Of Quality K‑12 Education

Keep Kids in School with Fair Discipline Increase High School Graduation and College Access with Early College High Schools Fight Child Hunger with School Breakfast Programs Protect Families from Homelessness by Ending Discrimination Based on “Source of Income” Expand the Path to Good Jobs with Better Career and Technical Education End Youth Solitary Confinement Advance Student Learning By Protecting Student Journalists

Path To Higher Education, Including Technical Training Without Debt For 100% Of Students

Stop Abusive Student Loans with a “Student Borrowers Bill of Rights” College Savings Accounts for Every Kid Expand Apprenticeships to Grow Good Jobs Build Out a State Service Corps to Reduce Student Loan Debt and Increase Civic Participation Attract Graduates to Communities Facing “Brain Drain” with the Kickstart Communities Loan Forgiveness Act

Early Childhood Education And Services For 100% Of Children

Big Relief for Working Families’ Childcare Costs Universal Home Visiting for New Families - an Investment in Our Future Maximize the Impact of Critical Early Childhood Programs with a State Office of Early Childhood