You may want to examine the record of government efforts to eradicate childhood poverty. Have they succeeded? Are there alternatives? How have other countries dealt with this problem? Is there anything peculiar to our culture that helps to create childhood poverty? What are competing proposals for ending childhood poverty? Which predictions made, say, twenty years ago about this problem have proven correct, and which have proven false?
One good thing to do is to try to examine both sides of any controversial issue. The link below is a bit out of date, but it is an example of the kind of thing I have in mind: