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Opinion: Connecting the dots for poor children

July 24, 2003
AssessmentGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Jack P. Shonkoff
The Boston Globe

A nation that does not promote the parenting skills of its young families, particularly in the face of economic hardship and limited education, undermines its own future. This requires good parenting, which can be taught, and reliable and competent care from other adults when parents are at work, which can be assured through a child care and early education system that has strong quality standards.