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“Get off my lawn!”

December 8, 2014

off-my-lawnA sociology professor recounts the ways that today’s youth are better behaved than my generation. Which fits my own observations. Why that might be, isn’t clear. My own suspicion is that it has a lot to do with the fact that social expectations today, for both children and parents, are more broadly propagated.

Though maybe some social programs help. The question, of course, is which ones help, and which are just a waste of money? Without measurement, there is no telling. Ron Haskins, a fellow at the Brookings Institute, explains how they are more being measured, with examples of which ones succeed and which ones fail.

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