Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Our belief in the dignity of every person demands that we provide adequate resources to maximize a person's opportunity to develop their own gifts and participate fully in our shared economic, cultural, and political life. The family environment into which a child is born matters a lot, of course, but so does early childhood education. The GOP tends to focus more attention on the former (albeit with a tendency to offer rather simplistic answers), while the Dems focus more on the latter. David Brooks, in a must-read column for those interested in these issues, laments that Republicans "are inept when talking about human capital policies."