Donna Kaye: Right call

February 4, 2014 

I applaud David Brooks for his Jan. 28 column “To help poor kids, it takes a generation,” in which he concludes that the “next frontier of human capital development is building lifelong social and emotional development strategies from age zero to 25.”

Surprisingly, he called for more programs to be implemented “and over the next few years, we’ve got to spend a lot more time and money figuring out how to help people from poorer families chart a course through the teenage years.” Perhaps he can convince his Republican friends of the same thing and support policies that invest in our children and not our current state trajectory of tax cuts that benefit the wealthy and leave little room for this type of human capital investment.

I wish more Republican-minded friends would join Brooks’ call.

Donna Kaye

Durham

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