Came across some excellent research regarding the importance of children. As a parent, my response to this is, “Duh!” Of course children are the most important. Their well being, future, education, everything about them is of the utmost importance. It’s baffling to me that most candidates for political office are more concerned with the things we parents care little about. Speak to me about my children’s future, and you will have my attention!
Americans Are Most Worried about Children’s Future
With the 2008 presidential election campaign well underway, a new survey suggests that the biggest issue of them all may well be one that leaders do not seem to be focused upon: the well-being of America’s children. When asked to indicate which of eleven changes were “absolutely necessary” for the U.S. to address within the next ten years, the issues that emerged as the frontrunners were “the overall care and resources devoted to children” and “the quality of a public school education.” Each of those challenges was listed as changes that were absolutely necessary within the coming decade by 82% of the adult population.