2016 National Kids Count Data Book
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You have the power to create change and improve lives this election season. An we're here to help. The League has put together a list of questions to ask your candidates about the issues you care about to help shape the policy debate and inform your vote. Candidate Questions | Blog
Here are some other fact sheets to help you get involved this election year: Legislative Districts | Kids Count County Profiles | Earned Income Tax Credit | County Data | Select City Data | American Indian Reservation and Trust Lands
JaDeary Lannoye | Mayor Hopewell | Robert KleineDec. 9 Blog: Unemployment drama reduxSept. 22 News release: Child care system falls shortan. 26 News release: Lopsided income growth in Michigan
July 27 Blog: When are we going to really value education?
Blog: Factually SpeakingWhen are we going to really value education?
Earlier this month, yet another damning report came out showing how badly the state of our educational system in Michigan is. We’ve seen the national 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book rank Michigan in the bottom ten in the nation on education. An adequacy study commissioned by the State of Michigan—which seems to have received little attention from state leaders—found that the state isn’t spending nearly enough on education, especially for students from families with low incomes. Then there’s the Education Trust—Midwest report predicting that... Read More
In The NewsWZZM: Data: Kent County kids rank 26 out of 83 in well-being
Macomb Daily: Child poverty up 74 percent in Macomb County
Grand Rapids Business Journal: More children slipped into poverty over the last decade
Bridge Magazine: Guest column: Do kids really count in Michigan? Data shows them losing ground
The Mining Journal: Child poverty rising
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