Blog Posts By: Jeanette Mott Oxford

School Meals Provide Nutrition Safety Net

May 20, 2015

One of my favorite inspirational readings ends with the line “Face reality and unwilled change will happen.” If our communities are to thrive, here is a reality that our society […]

Honest Numbers Matter

November 12, 2014

Audrey, a coffee shop owner in Jefferson City, Mo., recently told me about her surprise when she gave a really good employee a raise, and the worker seemed disappointed. Audrey’s […]

Some Always Lose in a Musical Chairs Economy

January 8, 2014

If you are ever in need of “a shot of hate,” read the online comments section after many newspaper reports that relate to recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families […]

The Failure of Missouri’s Outdated Tax Table

November 18, 2013

It’s 1931. A loaf of bread costs 8 cents, and 45 cents is the price tag on a gallon of milk. The average new car can be purchased for $640. […]

Federal Poverty Level and Why the Safety Net Is Strung an Inch from the Sidewalk

October 17, 2013

It’s a scene repeated all over the USA. A principal testifying at a legislative hearing will pour out her heart, asking for support services for students who qualify for free/reduced […]

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