Op-Ed: The Federal Government Should Strengthen and Protect Policies to Help Families & Schools.

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Iit’s the start of a new year, and families across the country are anticipating the upcoming tax season. Many families are hoping for a refund to help cover the financial crisis. They are also hoping for the renewal of President Biden’s child tax extension. Unfortunately, Sen. Joe Manchin (DW.V.), along with Republicans, blocked the extension of the tax credit. Surprisingly, the federal government is still spending millions in subsidies for organizations and businesses. How can corporations continue to receive benefits while working families must struggle to make ends meet? It’s just color coded and sorted.

To add insult to injury, inflation is increasing the cost of living. Our economy is currently facing rising housing costs, education; and – everyday foods such as – bread and eggs. This increase in the cost of living has been especially painful for black mothers and caregivers who have long struggled to make ends meet. In fact, Black women are more likely to be the head of the family than any other racist organization but still struggles financially because of discrimination.

While people with high incomes may be able to meet this period with success, working families – especially in early education – are facing difficulties. In one of the richest countries in the world, there is more than enough for everyone. Unfortunately, our government continues to value the welfare of companies over the welfare of the people. Ironically, organizations cannot succeed without the work and use of people. Therefore, this country must value all people to get what the working families need.

Inequal effects on Black families and children

Our government has a system that is deeply unfair and harmful to Black children and low-income families. Most families expect to work as if they do not have children and care for children as if they do not work. The work of women and people of color has long been valued. To say I’m upset that this trend is so prevalent is an understatement. Community organizations and activists have been calling for justice in these cases for years. All the while, many policy makers are standing by and ignoring our needs for economic justice.

Black women deserved it bear the burden of “doing all” little or no support for a very long time. Lawmakers don’t have to ask what they should do to help families; we know the answer, and that is to address the underfunding of early childhood education. Child care is an important service that allows our economy to thrive. When primary schools are inconsistent or poorly funded, families cannot afford care, caregivers cannot take care of their own basic needs, and facilities are forced to close.

Too many people fail to see the human side of early education. Child care teachers have children to teach and care for. They have hopes for the future and dreams for themselves, their children, and their loved ones. Unfortunately, they are expected to take on the burden of taking care of others without thinking about what they need to take care of themselves and their families. It shouldn’t take the annual tax season for families and child care teachers to receive financial aid. Families don’t have to live a full year before a national debate is held about the importance of investing in early childhood education and the survival of early childhood educators.

Changes are impossible. The expansion of the child tax is part of President Biden’s US Rescue Plan ‘It’s Here’. For all working families, between $3,000 and $3,600 per child were sent directly. It lifted families out of poverty. Many of our Mothering Justice members noted that the benefit helped ease the burden of the high cost of child care. According to, in 2021, the US Census Bureau observed a drop in child poverty and the drop coincided with the distribution of the child tax credit. It helped 61 million children in 36 million families across the country.

If the federal government revives the Child Tax Credit, families will see that policymakers truly believe in every family – including early childhood education. – must have a good standard of living. It can bring us one step closer to investing in a child abuse system and ending child poverty.

Child tax credit is a proven process that puts families on the path to prosperity, not just survival. Lawmakers must put children and families first, and they must do it now. Our children and the mothers and caregivers who care for them deserve it. This is a point that no one should argue with.

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