The American Democracy, 10th Edition (Patterson)

Chapter 16: Welfare and Education Policy: Providing for Personal Security and Need

Web Links

Social Security Administration
The official website of the Social Security Administration provides information about social security benefits, recent announcements, and a history of the Social Security Administration.
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Social Security Reform
A Government Accountability Office report answering key questions about Social Security reform.
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American Public Human Services Association
Educational background for members of Congress, the media, and the broader public on what is happening in the states around welfare, child welfare, health care reform, and other issues involving families and the elderly.
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The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development
The Center seeks to address the problems of persistent and concentrated urban poverty and is dedicated to understanding how social and economic changes affect low-income communities and their residents.
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Institute for Research on Poverty
Located at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, this site hosts research articles and publications, poverty statistics, and listings of national and multi-state studies.
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The United States Department of Labor
Has an array of informational materials on welfare policy.
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National Education Association
One of the leading educators' associations. It occasionally encounters rivalries with the AFT—American Federation of Teachers.
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Department of Health and Human Services
The website of the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency that is responsible for most federal social welfare programs.
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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act—The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Information on the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, PL107-110, is available here. No Child Left Behind from Educational Commission of the States keeps up with state-by-state compliance with this controversial law.
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A Health and Human Services fact sheet documenting the implementation of the major 1996 welfare law entitled "The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996."
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Welfare Reform and the General Welfare
From the Institute for the Study of Civic Values, this is an advocacy site favoring this 1996 law and documenting its beneficial effects.
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