by Mitch Pearlstein
Center of the American Experiment
September 04, 2014
Very high rates of family fragmentation in the United States are subtracting from what very large numbers of young people are learning in school and holding them back in other ways. This, in turn, is damaging our country economically by making us less hospitable to innovation while also making millions of Americans less competitive in an increasingly demanding worldwide marketplace. All of which is leading, and can only lead, to deepening class divisions in a nation which has never viewed itself or operated in such splintered ways. The same dynamic is destined play out in Minnesota unless attitudes, behaviors, and numbers change.

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