Resolved: Children First

Resolved: Children First

by Bob Simmons.  I can’t believe we’re closing in on three years since I started as executive director of Council for Children’s Rights. It seems like yesterday and a lifetime, and I’m grateful for both. To borrow a 1961 phrase from the Peace Corps: It’s the toughest...
Ellie and Trey

Ellie and Trey

Ellie* and Trey* had always lived with their Mom.  She and Dad had never been married, but they got along so no one ever saw a need to go to court about a formal custody arrangement. Things changed when Ellie entered her teens.  Mom got married and Ellie had a new...
The High Cost of the K-3 Class Size Mandate

The High Cost of the K-3 Class Size Mandate

by Emily Tamilin In 2017, the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) passed a bill requiring class sizes for kindergarten through third grade (K-3) to be reduced over the next two years. While lower class sizes can help teachers provide more personalized instruction...
Editorial: Cardinal debacle exposes broken system

Editorial: Cardinal debacle exposes broken system

This editorial was first published in The Charlotte Observer on December 29, 2017 Providing mental health care to children is a profound responsibility that demands the highest standards of professionalism, accountability, and compassion. We believe that a strong...
A Person’s A Person, No Matter How Small

A Person’s A Person, No Matter How Small

by Bob Simmons, executive director, Council for Children’s Rights Here at Council for Children’s Rights, we are big fans of Horton, Dr. Seuss’ lovable hero. We love him so much that last year we adopted him as our internal symbol of commitment and excellence in...
Join Us and Take Action on Children’s Health Insurance

Join Us and Take Action on Children’s Health Insurance

Call your Senators and Congressional Leaders NOW to save the Children’s Health Insurance Program! CHIP is an important part of an integrated health care system. Along with private coverage, CHIP, Medicaid, and the ACA have worked together to raise the insured rate...

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