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ERIC Number: ED558766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan-14
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The 2015-16 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda for California: A Guide to Pro-Kid Policymaking
Children Now
The 2015-16 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda for California is the only comprehensive roadmap at the state level for policymakers, stakeholders, and others who want all children--especially children of color and children from low-income families--to have the opportunity to reach their full potential. A plethora of research shows that investments in quality programs for kids more than pay for themselves in terms of increased earnings and revenues and a stronger overall economy, and decreases healthcare, corrections, and other public costs later on. Given the far-reaching impact of ensuring that all kids have the supports they need, the Pro-Kid Agenda is a critical component of the other major agendas facing the state, including the anti-poverty, pro-economic growth, social justice, governmental efficiency, equity, pro-safety, and pro-family support agendas. Yet unlike many of these other agendas, the Pro-Kid Agenda is one that can be readily embraced by policymakers across the political spectrum, a range of diverse stakeholders and the general public. Prioritizing kids should be a unifying goal. Who, for example, thinks it makes sense that, while California is a relatively high tax state (ranking 11th in per capita state and local tax revenues), it ranks in the bottom half of states in per-capita expenditures on education and children's health? The "Agenda" can unite Democrats and Republicans, business and labor, liberals and conservatives, urban and rural and people of all ethnicities, incomes and ages. Provided here is the 2015-16 Pro-Kid advocacy agenda for California at a glance.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children Now
Identifiers - Location: California