For far too many American children, the race is over before it really begins. Arbitrary factors like zip code, race and gender are determining whether those children prosper or are consigned to poverty.
Today, more than ever before, too many Americans are doubting the American Dream. Single moms in Bridgeport, workers in Racine and families throughout rural America fear their kids will not be able to better their position in life. That is not how Americans have ever understood our future.