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A National Council on Children: Renewing Our Vision for America’s Future

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By Bruce Lesley and Shadi Houshyar

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According to UNICEF, the United States ranks 20th out of 21 industrialized nations in child wellbeing and poverty. To combat our rising rates child poverty, this essay, written by First Focus’s President Bruce Lesley and Shadi Houshyar, Vice President of Child Welfare, proposes that Congress create a separate entity to protect the wellbeing of our nation’s children through extensive research, policy evaluations, and recommendations to Legislative and Executive branches.

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