Special Nite Cap: Catch Up on Today's Post 1/15/17
Stand With Me - By Gavin Grimm for Medium - If you had asked me when I was first starting how I imagined my high school experience would go, never in a million years would...
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In Connecticut today, child poverty for non-Hispanic white children is 6 percent, compared to 33 percent for Latino children and 28 for black children. The child poverty rate in Stamford (6.7 percent) contrasts dramatically with that in New Haven (46.6 percent).In 2015, 14.5 percent of the state’s children (more than 100,000) lived in poverty, more than three percentage points higher than pre-recession levels.Child poverty rates across many cities and counties are more than double the statewide average and 25 times more than in the state’s wealthiest towns
Over the past twenty-five years, the share of our budget dedicated to children has fallen by a quarter, from 40 to 29.5 percent. It should come as no surprise that as state policy priorities have moved away from children and families, the existing disparities in wellbeing and opportunity have only grown.