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Broken Promises: How Americans Fail Their Children
In Broken Promises, W. Norton Grubb and Marvin Lazerson analyze the development of public responsibility for children in the United States since the early nineteenth century and explain why public obligations have always been compromised.
Paperback, 394 pages
Published June 1st 1988 by University of Chicago Press
(first published August 1982)
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would like to read. interesting quote in Kohn's Unconditional Parenting: "public spending for children is often meager and always surrounded by contention, and it embodies the peculiar conception that children are not valuable as persons in their own right but only for the adults they will grow up to be...The saccharine myth [that]...children are [America's] most precious natural resources had in practice been falsified by our hostility to other people's children and our unwillingness to support ...more