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Danielle Ewen

Entries by Danielle Ewen

To Grow the Economy, We Must Pay Attention to Child Poverty

(2) Comments | Posted September 13, 2011 | 2:08 PM

Every day we hear about another economic indicator, another predictor about whether the economy is up or down, in recovery or in decline. But we don't hear about a more pressing indicator of our national health: the poverty status of our children. We don't see the faces of the many...

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I'm Not Hungry, But I'm Angry

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2010 | 3:04 PM

One in four. It seems to be the nation's new mantra when it comes to children.
One in four young children is poor. One in four children does not have a parent with full-time, year-round employment. One in four children is hungry. Twenty-five percent of our children go without...

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Bottom Line: Let's Truly Invest in Children

(4) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 8:04 PM

Early childhood education promises much for many. Is it early intervention, designed to identify and treat physical and developmental delays before school entry? Is it pre-kindergarten services for four-year-olds, two hours a day to provide learning-related skills prior to kindergarten entry? Is it child care, run by that nice lady...

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