Good post, Jake. I would add, if you have children in a K-12 public school, get them out NOW! Home school them. There are organ. that will help you and provide materials and curriculum.
You can also earn money for your family by starting your own private school. Home school your own child, and take in a few extra kids. School them as well. (You don't have to be a licensed teacher) You will be helping your community by schooling kids who have working moms.