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Dan Rodricks: Time for leaders to do right thing for Baltimore's poorest kids
Dan Rodricks: Time for leaders to do right thing for Baltimore's poorest kids

I posed a question to Barbara Mikulski: Does Maryland's long-serving senator, a Democrat and former social worker, regret playing a key role 20 years ago in killing the federal Moving To Opportunity project, given new research that shows Baltimore's poorest children face the worst prospects in the nation for the kind of upward mobility MTO was meant to foster? The senator did not answer directly, avoiding reference to MTO and noting her support of funding for affordable child care and after-school programs. "Most experts agree that no single program is determinative in a child's life," Mikulski said, a statement that proponents of MTO and the Harvard University...

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