Here are two interesting articles you may find relevant, one about the impact of poverty and the other regarding the bleak future we face if our children are not properly educated.
A Poverty Solution That Starts With A Hug
Perhaps the most widespread peril that children face isn't guns, swimming pools, or speeding cars. Rather scientist are suggesting that it may be "toxic stress" early in life, or even before birth.
Snoozing Through National Threat
A dangerous enemy threatens America. This threat is hard to confront, because it does not represent any one government and is not in any one location; it operates in smaller cells all over. If not stopped, it is sure to inflict violence on the country, decimate cities and alter our way of life. I'm not talking about al-Qaida, but about another menace just as dangerous as a terrorist in the long run: The utter failure to educate today's kids, tomorrow's adults.
About this Study
Jacksonville Community Council Inc. (JCCI) is completing its latest community inquiry, Children 1-2-3: Early Learning for Future Success. This community engagement process has been examining the question, "How can Jacksonville best foster early learning success for children from birth to age 3 in our community?" Over the course of the process (October 2011 through April 2012), the meeting schedule, meeting summaries, key handouts and relevant articles have all been posted here. To find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.