Bill Gates has identified a way to put a foot hold on world progression. He proposes measurement to keep account on many organizations that benefit people’s well being. This reminds me of the Children’s Action Alliance that met at Arizona’s Capital on Tuesday. The CAA is an organization that tracks Child Protective Service through data collected the previous year.
They outlined the budget the Governor Jan Brewer had set aside for Child Welfare programs. While they appreciated the funds, the action committee showed, through data found, that Child Protective Services workers were being overloaded with cases. The number of open cases for children that needed better homes was about 60%. More and more children need help, so the action committee asked law makers to connect other programs in the community with CPS workers. This would lighten the burden and reduce the high turnover rate of CPS caseworkers, President of CAA Dana Naimark told legislators. The overwhelming burden of so many needy children causes many employees to quit, and children continue to struggle while CPS looks for new staff. Measurement is an extremely important facet of change in the community, and it shows when an organization is slipping back. This presentation to lawmakers was meant to be a foothold for the community to see the mistakes being made and to keep pushing forward.