Ron Haskins

Brookings Institution

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Senior fellowr at the Brookings Institution and Co-Director of its Center on Children and Families; former White House and Congressional advisor on welfare issues (2002), he was instrumental in the 1996 overhaul of national welfare policy

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A few states subsidize pre-school for all their four-year olds, with the red state of Oklahoma leading the way.

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When Bill Clinton signed welfare reform, Democrats and Republicans agreed it would “end Welfare as we know it” by requiring recipients of benefits to seek work.  Now Mitt Romney claims…

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