April 17, 2000 Editor's Note: The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) has released a new report, The State of America's Children/Yearbook 2000, that compiles statistics and information on developments in child health and welfare, poverty, education, juvenile justice, violence, and families in crisis. Included among the facts and commentary provided are: 11.9 million children in the United States are uninsured. There are 850,000 homeless children in America. A record 547,000 children were in foster care as of March 1999, a . . .
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