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Tools & Resources
April 12, 2024

A refundable Child Tax Credit would help NC children thrive

No matter where we come from or what we look like, we all want to provide for our children and give them every opportunity to thrive. In 14 states across the country, legislatures have adopted child tax credits that reduce child poverty, improve wellbeing, and make state tax codes fairer. North Carolina should follow suit….

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Tools & Resources
March 5, 2024

NC Children and Youth Fiscal Map

Open this in fullscreen mode by clicking the arrows in the bottom right corner. For more information about national trends around how much states spend on programs and services for children and youth, please check out Children’s Funding Project’s full analysis. 

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February 14, 2024

Root of school problems in Durham and state is years of underfunding

Public schools across the state, including in Durham, continue to be harmed by an ideology that sacrifices adequate investment in our children’s education in order to divert public money to special interests and corporate welfare. As the parent of three children in Durham Public Schools, it would be easy to, like many, lay the blame…

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February 2, 2024

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November 9, 2023

NC leaders are shirking their responsibilities to our children, our state by revisiting Leandro lawsuit

The announcement that the NC Supreme Court will rehear the court case that affirmed children’s constitutional right to a sound, basic education is just another way in which North Carolina’s legislative leaders are attempting to rewrite the rules to further their agenda rather than the well-being of children.

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October 26, 2023

North Carolina’s poverty rate is a policy choice

The latest poverty data from the U.S. Census Bureau released last month shows that more than 1.3 million North Carolinians — including more than 380,000 NC children — were living below the federal poverty line in 2022. For a family of four, this is the equivalent of $27,750 in household income in a year — resources so low that families are forced to make impossible choices among buying groceries, paying rent, and meeting basic health care needs.

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August 30, 2023

As school begins, let’s give North Carolina students a fully funded future

Teachers require students to turn in their homework on time, but NC General Assembly leaders are still negotiating the state budget behind closed doors nearly two months past its due date.

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June 1, 2023

Anti-immigrant policies in North Carolina hurt us all

Most of us in NC believe that everyone should be able to live a life of dignity and safety. But some politicians in Raleigh are pushing to block immigrants from using identification that would support full participation in communities and seeking to punish local governments that refuse to do the work of federal immigration enforcement….

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February 23, 2023

NC schools are struggling to survive while rich people and corporations keep getting tax cuts

Wave after wave of tax cuts have diverted public dollars into the pockets of wealthy people and corporations, all while the General Assembly has refused to give schools the funding they need to find and keep teachers, bus drivers, janitors, counselors, and other people it takes to nurture our children.

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Press Release
November 17, 2022

New Report: A $3,100 state Child Tax Credit could cut North Carolina child poverty rate in half

New Report: A $3,100 state Child Tax Credit could cut North Carolina child poverty rate in half A smaller $1,200 credit could reduce the child poverty rate by over 25% (Nov. 17, 2022) — As the dust settles on this year’s elections and state lawmakers look toward 2023’s legislative session, they should prioritize improving a state…

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