The Holland Children’s Movement will organize and motivate Nebraskans to take action on critical public policies impacting working families and their children. Our focus will be to make the state of Nebraska a national leader in opportunities for all children. We will support efforts to tackle the root causes of family poverty and assure that every child in Nebraska will have the support they need to reach their full potential as a successful and contributing person in society.
Nebraska’s minimum wage is on track to top the charts. The $9 hourly rate that goes into effect in 2016 will equal about $10 an hour when adjusted for cost of living, which should make it the highest effective statewide minimum wage in the nation.read moreBy Richard D. Holland Published in the Omaha World Herald The writer, of Omaha, is president of the Holland Children's Movement. Our Nebraska Legislature is preparing to vote on a $3.7 million expansion of the state's Early Childhood Education Grant Program to assist more schools with the establishment of pre-K programs and to ensure that more children begin their public education experience prepared to succeed. This proposed early childhood investment is an important step toward closing the academic achievement gap and may prove to be the most important legislation passed this year. Giving every child the opportunity to succeed in school is the only way to ensure the future success of our state. It is part of our long-term economic development. Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20140309/NEWS08/140308935/1677#midlands-voices-high-quality-early-childhood-ed-ensures-bright-futuresread more
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