More than 3.9 million refugees from Syria have crossed the borders into countries including Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt, looking for safety. More than half of these refugees are children.
The United States has one of the least progressive parental leaves in the world. Lack of paid parental leave harms working class, lower-middle class and single-income families across all races.
Currently, there are about 1.6 million homeless kids in the United States—an all-time high—according to the National Center on Family Homelessness.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture states that 45 percent of food stamp benefits go to children under the age of 18. In February, President Barack Obama signed a bill into law that would cut almost $9 million from the food stamp program.
A new study says that the number of children living in poverty increased by 21 percent between 2000 and 2008.
Twenty years ago the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, but the United States has yet to ratify the treaty.
McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s are some of the popular fast food chains are contributing to the rise of obesity. Though this issue has afflicted many parts of the world, in the U.S., it has become a cause for concern. Some senators have proposed a bill targeting children and teenagers that would promote healthy eating …
“What is actually terrorism in U.S. eyes?” the L.A. Times reported a Pakistani student asked Clinton during her trip.