Executive Office of the President

Head Start for Every Child Regardless of Income

Every child who is within the age rage for Head Start and Early Head Start should be enrolled in these programs regardless of income. These programs provide holistic services to children and their families that could help unveil many developmental problems of children.

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Department of the Treasury

Education Savings Bonds As They Were Meant To Be.

Make U.S. Savings Bonds simple and easy to understand to help people save and pay for a college education. Remove limitations affecting use of bonds to pay for college tuition and books so anyone who pays a child's college costs can receive the federal tax benefit. In other words, remove the income limitations, remove the age 24 restriction when purchasing that is used to determine eligibility, remove the restriction ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Hygientist Need Direct Payment for service to lower cost

Make it possible for the LAPD Hygientist (A specialist in prevention of caries the number 1 diease that affects children) practice in the peditricians office and get directly paid, Where at a lower cost and more efficiency they can deliver the sealeants and flouride varnish that are scientifically proven to eliminate the need for fillings. This would make it possible to educate the parents and access the child at the ...more »

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Legislative Branch

No More Junk Food Ads

Prohibit advertisements for foods and beverages which have no nutritional value. This would apply to foods and beverages which exceed a minimal level of harmful fat and sugar. This would reduce the prevalence of obesity, especially in children who are attracted to these ads.

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Department of Education

Federal fund for school uniforms

Establish a federal fund to pay for school uniforms, making the money available to students of any public school with a policy that students wear uniforms. Enough money for five unitorms per student, earmarked, so the money can't be used for anything else. A program that provides school uniforms will save money for struggling parents, who won't have to worry about paying for the latest fashions for their darlings ...more »

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Department of the Interior

Classrooms in Nature

I suggest you create a partnership between schools, school bus companies and National Parks to transport school children to visit their National Parks for a multiple day learning experience at least once per school year. This will provide the children with an opportunity to learn about nature and American history as well as get excercise in a park setting. The cost benefits will be long term in that these children will ...more »

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Department of State

Morale/Productivity

Youth group for the children of Embassy staff (locals and Americans alike) whereby the young ones will be mentored by members of staff and other visitors of the Embassy. They will also engage in fun learning activities with the aim of improving their (the young people) overall performance and the morale and productivity of their parents in the workplace.

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Department of Education

Teaching in America

WE MUST DO MORE to motivate American school teachers to seek higher education and to stay in our public school systems. Stipends for attaining benchmark years of service experience; tax breaks for educators; MANDATE schools spend more on the kids in school than the citizens who refuse to or do minimal work yet draw social benefit checks. KIDS ARE OUR FUTURE and there is no better investment. I feel very strongly that ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Restore Access to Personal Email

My Department no longer allows access to personal email. This restriction results in my having to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to communicate with my children’s' caregivers and doctors, my doctors, and other important individuals/groups that impact my family. Why is it that I can get to eharmony, and soon to Facebook, and Myspace, but not yahoo email? This is a bad policy that needs to be changed. It decreases ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Medicaid only to SSI disabled children

There are many complexities as to handling and managing of SSI benefits to those of children. Per our rules, SSI benefits are to be used for those claimant's food, clothing, and shelter. All too often, we witness payee misuse when it comes to children and their benefits. I propose that we only give SSI entitled eligible children, Medicaid benefits, versus any monetary amount of money. This would save the SSI program ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Physician

Military dependent child medical care - make use of the great pediatric subspecialty medical resources that the military has. Stress the importance of moving families of children with complicated medical problems like cancer to sites of military treatment facilities that can provide full-service treatment with truly personalized care and aid in the unique issues of the military family. A child with leukemia requires ...more »

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Social Security Administration

Establish a "Family Maximum" for SSI

As we do have "Family Maximum" rules for entitlement programs, why not one for eligibility programs? States have established levels of eligibility for households on Public Assistance already. We should adopt or establish similar rules for the SSI program. It will reduce the amount of cash payments currently being made.

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