New York has become a national model for how to raise children in a world where the world seems to be increasingly hostile to parents.
Parents in New Jersey, where there is no state-mandated parental leave, and parents in California are free to set their own schedules, but the state of New York is not.
But even as New York and California are leading the way, New Jersey is not alone.
In fact, the United States is now the only state in the world that doesn’t guarantee paid parental leave for new parents.
The National Conference of State Legislatures and the National Center for Education Statistics recently released a report that found the U.S. is one of just a handful of states in the nation that does not guarantee paid leave.
This lack of paid leave in the U, however, is not due to a lack of resources.
The federal government’s Child Care and Development Block Grant Program has long been considered a national benchmark for how much money parents and families should be receiving, and the block grant provides $1.7 billion a year in grants to states that match up to 40 percent of the federal cost of the program.
In states that do not match, the federal government must reimburse parents who rely on the program for up to 50 percent of their cost of childcare and other expenses.
But for the first time, the U