Category: child care and education

The Childcare Conundrum

Like one of my journalist faves, Katha Pollitt, I would like to move public support for child care higher on the progressive wish list. So I was happy when Senator Elizabeth Warren stepped up with a specific proposal; I hope she has garnered enough publicity to send other potential presidential candidates to their drawing boards and spreadsheets. The Warren proposal gets good marks… Read more →

The Child Care Payoff

The  history of economic research demonstrating the payoff to public investments in early childhood education in the U.S.  is rich and deep, even if it hasn’t (yet) mobilized support for a federal  initiative in the U.S Timothy Bartik put it all together in his  aptly titled book, From Preschool to Prosperity, which emphasized the payoff in child outcomes. Less attention has been… Read more →