The rate of extremely poor families rose 32% from 2008-2012, and
There are 646,000 children growing up in households that earned around $38,000 for a family of three.
“These families simply do not have enough to pay housing costs, buy food, pay for child care and provide other necessities for their children. For them, going back to school means their children will receive at least two meals a day and have a warm and safe place to go to during the week. Back to school means that these children will have the opportunity to thrive, learn, and grow.”
“We can do better. This year, our elected officials should follow the same advice we give our kids when they head into a new grade – to be brave and to learn. They can work on tax reform that could fund the NHTF and create tens of thousands of homes across America.”