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Balance, Not Parity

by Maggie Gallagher

Mothers with careers are improvising their own solutions

Last summer, Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter committed heresy.

Eighteen months into her dream job as the State Department’s first woman director of policy planning, she found herself at a reception hosted by President and Mrs. Obama and thinking about her 14-year-old son back in Princeton, N.J., who was “skipping homework, disrupting classes, failing math.”

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