By Dona Schneider Ph.D. M.P.H.
To convey how the data can either conceal and spotlight difficulties, Schneider alternates a dialogue of the numbers with bright encounters with person childrens and adults: the middle-class black highschool student's offhand rationalization approximately find out how to get a gun; a necessary records bureau laborers astonishment at his personal category as Hispanic; a tender woman's excitement in keeping down a role after academics disregarded her as studying disabled; and a latchkey kid's nightmare of coming domestic from institution to an empty apartment whilst she used to be sick.
This booklet publications us during the morass of numbers bandied approximately to explain the kingdom of America's children—what the numbers let us know and what they don't—and it bargains a choice for motion. finished in its remedy of all teams of youngsters and available widespread, this booklet is key for a person enthusiastic about childrens in American society.
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