Is your housing situation secure? Can you afford groceries? Do you go with the cheapest fast food? Can you get the prescription filled? Raising children in poverty means that everything is more complicated.
Published in the Spring of 2013, this NY Times Blog remains one of our favorite perspectives on the equity model that must be adopted to accurately and adequately fight poverty in America.
The follow-up to that entry was the acknowledgement that "While education is a great equalizer of opportunity when done right, American policy is going about it all wrong: current programs don’t start early enough, nor do they produce the skills that matter most for personal and societal prosperity." Read LIFELINES FOR POOR CHILDREN to learn more.