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Nina Bernstein



Average rating: 4.02 · 546 ratings · 85 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Lost Children of Wilder...

4.13 avg rating — 449 ratings — published 2001 — 6 editions
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“Reading is a solitary pursuit, even a lone passage to a separate world. Yet to read in public, amid strangers, gives it another dimension. Sometimes the city speaks to the page, or the page seems to open up to people passing by. An outdoor reader shares the pulse of a timeless urban conversation between the world and the written word.”
Nina Bernstein

“There has long been an iron rule in American social welfare policy: conditions must be worse for the dependent poor than for anyone who works. The seldom-acknowledged corollary is that the subsidized care of other people's children must be undesirable enough, or scarce enough, to play a role in this system of deterrence. In the late nineteenth century, charity reformer Josephine Shaw Lowell expressed this view when she insisted that the "honest laborer" should not see the children of the drunkard "enjoy advantages which his own may not hope for.”
Nina Bernstein, The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care

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