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The government is a lousy parent. Pro-life Republicans have enacted laws restricting birth control and abortion. Pro-life folks believe that the fetus and its beginnings are sacred. Their concern stops there. They do not care about nurturing a baby, a toddler or raising a child. Many believe that the fetus is sacred, but the baby is born for a life sin and suffering.   This allows the republicans in certain states to legislate when birth should occur and to cut read more…

When does life begin? Some Christians believe that life begins at conception. The fertilized egg, fetus and unborn baby are sacred. They are against family planning and universal access to birth control. At birth, they believe, the newborn is a sinner. They don’t much care about the health and nurture of the newborn baby. In Bali some of the Hindu faith believe that newborns are too sacred touch the sinful ground. They believe that the soul is “stuck” to the read more…

Posted: February 23, 2017 in: Action Alerts, General

The Republicans are on the way to making “America Great Again”.  Is this a plan to make America even more beneficial to wealthy white men? Many extremely rich white American men are being appointed to high positions in our government. Some of them espouse white supremacy. They show no empathy for those who are not wealthy. What a contrast to President Lincoln who brought people with different ideologies together to govern for the benefit of all citizens.   During the read more…

Posted: February 10, 2017 in: Action Alerts, Health Insurance

Low-income families with children who face health care challenges are in danger of losing Medicaid and/or their CHIP health care insurance. Please contact your Senator and ask him/her to vote against Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services. See more information at Promise The Children.   To quote from First Focus: “The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was enacted by a bipartisan group of lawmakers…. to provide funding to states to reduce the numbers of uninsured children. CHIP read more…

Posted: February 7, 2017 in: Action Alerts, Child Poverty, Health Insurance

Healthcare coverage may change for those dependent on Medicaid and Medicare. In addition, those with pre-existing conditions are at risk of losing their insurance. Tom Price, President Trump’s  appointee for Secretary of Health and Human services does not promise affordable health care for all. He does not promise continued support Medicaid and Medicare for all who are presently insured. Promise The Children urges you to phone your senator and ask him/her to vote against Tom Price for Secretary of Health read more…

Posted: January 31, 2017 in: Uncategorized

Phone your Senator today, Jan.10th and tell her or him whether or not to vote  approval for Mrs. DeVos. To find your Senator’s phone number, call the White House switchboard at 202-225–3121. Here are questions for you to consider: How are for profit and not-for-profit charters held accountable? How are charters issued? Who are the operators of charter schools? How is their mission defined? Do for-profit Charters operate under the directions of a Board of Directors? Is the administration of the school read more…

Posted: January 26, 2017 in: Action Alerts, Child Literacy

What does Betsy DeVos think about the discipline of students in the early grades? Does she think that disruptive students should be suspended or expelled? Does she believe that the “Zero Tolerance” law should apply to misbehavior or disruptive behavior in the classroom? Should parents of students who appear to have attention deficit disorder be advised to seek drug treatment or some type of electroshock therapy? Does Betsy DeVos have investments in drugs that include amphetamines? Does she have investments read more…

Posted: January 24, 2017 in: Child Literacy, Preschool, school discipline

Many of us, including our policemen and women have become accustomed to solving conflict with violence. There is too much violence in our lives. We are losing our ability to resolve conflict verbally. Many adults and children live in terror that they or a loved one will be killed or maimed by a gunshot. We can change this by; curbing all gun sales, teaching gun safety at home in school, and using internet resources, linking schools to local community mental read more…

Posted: December 21, 2016 in: Child Literacy, General, Preschool

Traditional and charter schools can cooperate so as to improve our children’s education. One example is in the town of Lawrence MA where cooperation resulted in increased rates of graduation, and a reduction of school drop-outs. The relationship between traditional and charter school occurred after the Lawrence school district went into receivership because of extremely poor performance. This occurred five years ago when fewer than one-half of the students graduated from High School. The receivership focussed on student achievement rather than internal bickering. Additional read more…

Posted: December 10, 2016 in: Child Literacy, Preschool

President Elect Trump speaks of eliminating the U. S. Department of Education and national standards for public education – as did President Reagan. Our last four presidents worked on national standards. Their work improved public education and high school graduation rates, but more needs to be done. Our high school students often graduate with poor preparation for technical jobs, and immigrants are hired whose education is relevant. You can sign up with Promise the Children and support education.  You can get to know your read more…

Posted: November 23, 2016 in: Child Literacy


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