Defunding the Future

About one fifth of American children live in poverty. Their government’s negligence is to blame.

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1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, establishing the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), the first federal assistance program for children in the United States. 1954 The Special Milk Program, a federal reimbursement program, is established to provide milk to needy children in schools.   1964 The US Department of […]