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Terrific Editorial in USA Today on Early Education and the Family


Their staff editorial today concludes, “So, sure, explore Obama’s plan to expand quality preschool, and make sure kids aren’t then dumped into failing elementary schools. But don’t miss the core problem. The primary engine of social advancement has always been the family, and it is breaking down.” And the rest of the piece is even more explicit, blaming out-of-wedlock birthdates and, believe it or not, having the courage to cite Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s prescient 1965 report on the breakdown of the black family. Great stuff, and I was surprised to read it in USA Today.  Maybe we’re making some progress.


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