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100Days/100Voices: What has changed for kids and families in the first 100 days?

To mark the first 100 days of the Obama Administration, the Annie E. Casey Foundation invited concerned citizens speak up and tell us – in 100 words or less, or with a video clip lasting no more than two minutes – After 100 days of the Obama Administration, are kids and families better off? Why or why not? What should be next on the agenda?

We're sharing selected photos, videos and emails collected through the campaign and promoting them throughout the Web. The campaign is designed as the start of a national conversation; we hope the discussion on progress made for kids and families will continue and remain part of the national agenda.

  • Submit your own 100 words and a photo or video.
  • Help us spread the word through YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.
  • See the terms of our campaign.

Jana Godfrey


May 1, 2009 | Share This

I admire the efforts of Obama to create change especially when it comes to the health and education of our children. But as noted time and time again, this will never happen if parents don't take personal responsibility for their own children. There has been a growing reliance on schools to montior health, discipline, and the psychological well being of our youth. That's fine and dandy, but when parents defend innapropriate acts and sue schools for disciplining thier children when they don't, they indicate poor judegement and lack of oversight of their own children. When parents allow schools to return to their focus of education, and not raising their children we will see some progress. I agree healthcare and education are critical to our youth, but parents still have to step up to the plate and do their job.I am also conderned about the rising deficit and how that will impede our youth, but I will save those comments for another time.