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More than half the kids in unsafe homes are not poor. Ninety percent of America's poor are not in the inner cities. In this must-read for all parents, teachers, and others concerned with the well-being of young people, Weissbourd points out that too many of our assumptions about the nature of disadvantage are grossly inaccurate, and provides a fresh analysis and solid advice on how we as individuals can better protect our children and our future.
About the Author
Richard Weissbourd teaches at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and at its Graduate School of Education. He has been an advisor on family policy at the city, state, and federal level, and his writing has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New Republic, and The American Prospect. He lives with his wife and three children in Cambridge, Massachusetts.