First Focus President Bruce Lesley charges advocates “to speak the truth more loudly and consistently” in an effort to expand federal funding for our nation’s children. One great place to start? By studying up on the financial facts, which fill more than 180 pages of this graph-packed report. Readers will encounter snapshots of federally supported programs for children and learn how much the government has invested in each since 2008. They will also find out what role — if any — the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has played in boosting program funding streams and how each initiative will fare, should the next Presidential budget plan pass.