Julie Drizin said: Enforcement of child labor laws is spotty in the U.S. Many states have exempted farm labor and in some states, 12- year-olds can work seven days a week in the fields picking fruit and vegetables.
Julie Drizin said: The Obama Administration aims to close the gap between child welfare policy and immigration law.
Julie Drizin said: The seeds of the academic achievement divide are planted in toddler and preschool years as wealthy parents invest in enrichment activities out of reach for middle and working class families.
Mina Dixon said: The average worker in the food and restaurant industry is 29. And nearly a quarter of them are parents. Some restaurant workers say they pay more than one-third of their income for child care.
Mina Dixon said: National school and health organizations recommend that students have at least 20 minutes to eat lunch after they're served. But in many schools, that's not happening. And when kids don't have the time for lunch, they don't eat anything, experts say.
Julie Drizin said: Safe Sport, the sex abuse prevention program of USA Swimming, is undergoing an independent evaluation to determine if it has fulfilled or failed its promise to respond to reports of sexual misconduct.
Julie Drizin said: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has made it illegal for licensed therapists to try to change a youth's sexual orientation, a practice long condemned as abusive by the gay community and mental health professionals.
Julie Drizin said: Loving, accepting parents help Nikki (born a boy named Niko) transition to life as a girl.
Julie Drizin said: A convicted felon, 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill was "off his meds" for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and ADHD when he entered an elementary school with an assault rifle and nearly 500 rounds of ammunition.
Julie Drizin said: Advocates say its at least the fourth year in a row that Philadelphia agencies for the homeless have been unable to accommodate a flood of mothers and children seeking beds in August.