Yesterday the Urban Institute released the sixth annual Kids' Share report. The report is designed to highlight how the government spends money on children to inform a national conversation about our spending priorities. The report reveals that federal spending on children fell by $2 billion in 2011, the first such decline in nearly 30 years. Spending is expected to further decline in 2012, causing states and localities to fill that breach. We encourage you to read this report carefully and pay attention to the projections for spending on children over the next decade. We need to be working hard to advocate for children now so spending doesn't continue to decline.