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A Constitutional Convention Is A Risky and Dangerous Way to Amend the U.S. Constitution

Kids Forward Executive Director Ken Taylor delivered the following remarks on November 7, 2017 at the Wisconsin State Capitol at an event organized in opposition to Assembly Joint Resolution 21, which would call for a constitutional convention—something that would put all of our fundamental freedoms and basic rights at risk. “Thank you for coming out […]

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Home Visiting and Child Health Care are in Trouble

BAD NEWS! Congress let funding expire for two crucial federal resources for America’s young children, the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV) and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This is terrible news for Wisconsin’s children and their families. Many of you have been involved in helping these programs grow: The Governor and […]

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Despite Trump Administration Actions Creating Turmoil, Affordable Care Act Will Insulate Many from Insurance Rate Hikes

The Trump administration has taken numerous steps to hinder the Affordable Care Act and could eventually cause many state insurance marketplaces to collapse, but the majority of Wisconsinites who get coverage through the ACA will be protected from the increased premiums that insurance companies announced for 2018. President Trump issued an executive order early this […]

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Wisconsin Kindergarten Readiness Study Shows Serious Disparities for Children of Color and Economically Disadvantaged

We have known for some time that Wisconsin’s gap between black and white students in graduation rates and fourth –grade testing are the largest in the nation. A new study, Kindergarten  Readiness in Wisconsin, provides a first-time look at inequalities in school readiness among Wisconsin’s kindergarten students with a large sample size. Findings include: About […]

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