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What America’s kids need now: Biden should marshal the nation to address the dire condition of U.S. children

What America’s kids need now: Biden should marshal the nation to address the dire condition of U.S. children
Hubert Humphrey famously said, “The ultimate moral test of any government is the way it treats three groups of its citizens. First, those in the dawn of life — our children. Second, those in the shadows of life — our needy, our sick, our handicapped. Third, those in the twilight of life — our elderly.”

” This report concluded that the United States ranks 36th out of 38 wealthy nations in terms of children’s well-being.But compared to the weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth that regularly follows the release of international comparisons of student achievement, the UNICEF report stirred barely a ripple in the United States.Indeed, similar reports from UNICEF dating back to 2007 were also largely ignored in the United States.Of course, anyone paying attention over the past generation or so didn’t need “Worlds of Influence” to understand the parlous situation of children in the United States.

That insight followed years of domestic studies and in-depth investigations revealing that the quality of life of many children in the United States is shockingly poor.Gun violence is nearly off the charts in the United States, and children are among its disproportionate casualties.

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