Men may come into fatherhood programs feeling like unappreciated “cash registers,” but the idea is to have them leave better equipped to play a unique, essential role in their children’s lives.
Amid a growing feeling on the right that academia is shutting out conservative perspectives, new institutions are cropping up around the country to provide alternatives. But some students find that engaging with liberal ideas hones their own viewpoints.
Billionaire George Kaiser’s foundation aims to match tens of thousands of low-income families with the social services they need, from nursing and birth control to childcare and early education. The Monitor is following three families, and others like them, over the next year to see the challenges and opportunities that they encounter.