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A Nation of "Community" Children?!

tibby2 Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 3:24 PM
Historically girls do better than boys in school until the early teen years (more or less) after that the boys will generally improve their studies while the girls tend to lose a little ground.

As a mother, I was fascinated to learn from Melissa Harris-Perry that my husband and my children aren't really ours:

We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we've always had kind of a private notion of children: Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven't had a very collective notion of these are our children. So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids...