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Children news and analysis from The Nation
September 19, 2017
How to Fix America’s Childcare Crisis
A new bill would ensure universal childcare for every parent.
September 6, 2017
The Department of Justice Is Overseeing the Resegregation of American Schools
A major investigation reveals that white parents are leading a secession movement with dire consequences for black children.
August 31, 2017
Our Criminal Courts Are Failing Juvenile Defendants
Young people are too often viewed as social liabilities rather than individuals with a future.
August 24, 2017
The NAACP Has Called for a Moratorium on Expanding Charter Schools
Charter schools have failed to live up to their hype, as school segregation continues to grow across America.
August 22, 2017
The Middle East’s Wars Are Creating a Lost Generation
The children who live through these conflicts could be scarred for decades.
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July 6, 2017
Adults Think Black Girls Are Older Than They Are—and It Matters
A new study found that, starting at age 5, black girls are viewed by adults as behaving and seeming older than they actually are.
June 16, 2017
DACA Stays, Even As the Federal Government Pursues DREAMers
Trump will not revoke Obama’s protections for immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. But his administration is still going after some of them.
June 15, 2017
Donald Trump Is Waging a War on Children
America’s never-ending “war on terror” wreaks havoc on the physical, mental, and emotional health of kids around the world.
Karen J. Greenberg
May 23, 2017
Is Banning Child Labor Really That Controversial?
Child labor can’t be outlawed by fiat—it needs to be defeated by economic empowerment for whole communities.
March 31, 2017
South Carolina Coach Frank Martin Has It Backward on ‘Today’s Kids’
I’m not worried about this generation. I’m worried about the rest of us.