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Ron Haskins

Americans Are Getting Smarter About Teen Pregnancy

Laura Stepp | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact
Laura Stepp

Supporting comprehensive sex education, which is far superior to anything most of us got in school, seems like a no-brainer. Sadly, it scares officials -- in particular, school officials.

Competent, Caring Staff Crucial to Program Success

Laura Stepp | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Laura Stepp

Among the hundreds of programs that scholar Ron Haskins examined for his persuasive new book on social policy, one stands out in his mind: a home visiting initiative in Texas that sends nurses to visit teenage girls who are pregnant or new mothers.

Money Matters for Both Senior Citizens and Their Grandkids

Bruce Lesley | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Although there are deniers of this fact when it comes to children, such as those who insist the vast inequities in school funding somehow do not matter, the facts overwhelmingly point to just how very important it is.

Tackling Child Poverty: Having That Vision Thing

Bruce Lesley | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Nobody -- no matter their political ideology -- should find it acceptable that 22 percent of our nation's children live in poverty

GOP Architect Of Welfare Reform Blasts Romney Ad

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's latest television ad attacks the Obama administration for announcing a "plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements." It's ...