Half the Nation’s Children: Born Without a Fair Chance

"Half the Nation's Children: Born Without a Fair Chance," The New York Times, September 25, 1988.

Excerpt: To talk about the condition of children is by definition to talk about the families in which they live. That is why we are going to have to learn to talk about two kinds of children, because – of a sudden, in a flash – we have become a society divided into two kinds of families. Call it a dual family system. In this dual family system, roughly half our children, somewhat randomly, but inexorably, are born without a fair chance. We know precious little about what to do about it.

New York Times