Diane Ravitch called Susan Ochshorn "a tireless advocate for children," and her writing "brilliant." In Squandering America's Future, Ochshorn offers a pioneering guide to the big issues in contemporary early childhood policy. Written in a lively, personal style, the book drives home the importance of the earliest years for developing human capital--the nation's future. Her "policy tales" highlight the abject failure of the United States to support parents and early educators, the nation's real wealth producers, and will inspire a new generation of leadership. With her 360-degree view on this urgent issue, Ochshorn boldly and clearly shows how early care and education is an issue of social justice and helping America compete on the world stage.