Robert D. Putnam

Robert D. Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University. Nationally honored as a leading humanist and a renowned scientist, he has written fourteen books and has consulted for the last four US Presidents. His research program, the Saguaro Seminar, is dedicated to fostering civic engagement in America. Visit

Books by this Author

Our Kids
American Grace
Better Together
Bowling Alone


'Our Kids' and America’s Education System

Social scientist Robert Putnam, author of 'Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis', discusses the challenges facing school districts in poor areas versus those in affluent ones.

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