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Touching the Third RAIL: The Bizarre World of Day Care Research,
 By Brian Roberson, profam.org, July 2002
It's often said among politicians and political pundits that (an emotionally-charged issue) is the "third rail"* of American politics; touch it, and you die.
Within academic circles of sociological research, the same principle applies to evidence that day care has detrimental effects on childrenIt's understood that you simply "don't go there" if you know what's good for you.
...(Jay) Belsky** published his tentative conclusions -- one might more accurately say suggestions -- in a relatively obscure newsletter under the headline "Infant Day Care:  A Cause for Concern?" with the call for more research to be done on the matter.  As a result of the controversy that ensued, Belsky won a reputation among his colleagues in the research community as an ideological opponent of day care, even to the extent of being shunned by peers at scientific meetings.
...In the intensely ideological world of child care research, it was enough that he had even raised the question of the possibility of detrimental effects.
Category = Politics
*Third Rail = a rail through which electric current is supplied to an electric train locomotive
**Jay Belsky - One of the chief researchers for the recent child care study sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
Touching the Third RAIL: The Bizarre World of Day Care Research,
 By Brian Roberson, profam.org, July 2002
As Belsky said at the time, "Theres gatekeeping going on. The intelligentsia has decided that we dont want (parents) to feel bad about their decisions. So lets give them the good news over and over again." He concluded that his colleagues in the research community were, in essence, carefully managing the coverage of the issue with willing cooperation from a day care-friendly media:...
Category = Politics

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