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Published: 02 January 2017

248 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190459031

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Behind from the Start

How America's War on the Poor is Harming Our Most Vulnerable Children

Lenette Azzi-Lessing

  • Connects the dots between our public and political discourse and our public policies, and examines their effects on poor young children.
  • Takes liberal and conservative politicians and pundits to task in equal measure.
  • Written from the perspective of a scholar who has spent most of her career on the front lines of programs and policies affecting poor families with children.
  • Explains how the U.S. is not doing enough to interrupt the poverty cycle and why programs such as universal Pre-K, Head Start, and home visiting are inadequate to the cause.

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