The current environment [is] a kind of “social hurricane” with two major risks: Infants and toddlers don’t get to interact with one another and, at the same time, they pick up signals from their parents that other people might be a danger. We’re not meant to be stopped from seeing the other kids who are walking down the street.
"The Congress was very clear in rewriting the legislation, in writing the Build Act, in giving the DFC a very strong development mandate that fits in with U.S. foreign policy. It did not have a domestic mandate."
"We really need much more of a systemic transformation in economies. So now you see country after country coming out with recovery plans like the European Green Deal that emphasize environmental sustainability and social inclusion. There's a tremendous mindset change."
If it's educational television and it's well designed TV, it's not so bad for kids. And in fact, can very much help under-resourced children. If, however, it's watching the nightly news or some of the violent programs that we all have on our televisions today, it's pretty terrible for children.
We think strong cultural and community ties and a tradition of overcoming adversity are one reason [Black and Hispanic] communities are resilient. If you’re focusing on how much better other people are doing than you, it’s pretty hard to overcome adversity.