Children's Defense Fund
- This guide seeks to inform the public about the needs of children and families and how the budget and tax choices and policies in our nation affect them. Included are personal stories of millions of children and families and the choices we have as a people to build a more just nation and world. The CDF Action Council's longer term policy vision incorporated in the comprehensive Dodd-Miller Act to Leave No Child Behindis shared. State-buy-state tables on child poverty, child health coverge, state spending per public school pupil and per prisoner are also included.
- This action guide describes how the Bush budget brings good news to the rich, bad news to the poor, defies the prophets and the gospels, and mocks American values of fair play and opportunity. It analyzes the Bush administration's budget war on children and steps you can take to protect and invest rather than hurt children. Part I outlines our investment choices as a nation. Part II outlines the key provisions of the comprehensive Dodd-Miller Act to Leave No Child Behind (which the CDF Action Council supports), important victories to date, and how it differs from the Bush administration's No Child Left Behind Act. Part III describes the gap between the Bush administration's compassionate words and uncompassionate deeds for children. Part IV provides state-by-state tables on child poverty, child health coverage, and state spending per public school pupil and per priosoner. The Appendix lists a few resources to help you and key action dates.