SNAP Changes for Young Adults Without Dependents

Federal officials are currently considering legislative and regulatory changes to a federal food assistance program (SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) that would further restrict eligibility for “Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents.” Given that the transition from youth to adulthood is challenging and the brain is still developing, it is concerning that the unique needs […]

Is Poverty Included Among Adverse Childhood Experiences[ACE]?

Adverse Childhood Experiences[ACE] are loosely defined as extremely stressful events and experiences during one’s childhood years which may also be trauma-inducing. Some of these events are recurring and others can take place one time only. Nonetheless, these ACEs, range from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse to parental divorce or the incarceration of a parent. Abuse and […]

How Families Choose Public Schools- Where’s the EQUITY for ALL?

The beauty of the American democratic process is the access to choice. A A child’s education is considered as one of the most important things that any parent can give, which is why most parents do take their time in choosing where to send their child to school. A question that parents always think about first is whether they should send their child to a public or private school. However, […]

Is the Intergenerational Mobility Gap Environmental?

Researchers have just published a new paper about intergenerational mobility among American children. The basic question is whether children generally end up with higher or lower incomes than their parents. This study found that at nearly every income level, black kids are likely to do worse than their parents, and far worse than similar white kids.The black-white […]