A Letter From the Publisher: Jun. 22, 1987

Mothers and fathers who work at TIME are no strangers to long hours. Like the parents in this week's cover stories on America's child-care crisis, they must grapple with the question "Who's watching the kids?" The consensus among TIME staffers about the subject's importance stems partly from the fact that it touches each of us, either directly or through colleagues and friends. "The workplace has changed, and the lack of good child care hurts everyone, men included," says Senior Editor Walter Isaacson, who edited the cover.

Finding good child care is difficult, but TIME staffers are resourceful. "It takes investigating," says...

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