The Public Interest

Day care or parental care?

Richard T. Gill

Fall 1991

THE 1990s MAY well prove to be the decade of child legislation. It is only 1991 and we have already seen the passage of a major child-care bill, a dramatic presidential proposal for educational reform, and two lengthy reports that recommend new children’s policies: one from the National Research Council (NRC), another, known as the “Rockefeller Report,” from the National Commission on Children (NCC). Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV), chairman of the NCC, echoed the prevailing mood when he declared in the Preface that the time has come to “save our children.”

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