While I deeply respect Ms Rosen, this article, these heartfelt comments and the dire need to recognize the care crisis in the workplace, I would like to point out that there is going to be no real reform until we start to mention one more component that usually gets overlooked: the professional care provider.
Especially in the field of children's care this is an underpaid, undervalued professional that the working world depends on. The typical working parent expends little effort to bolster the lot of the person they pay to care for their precious children. I don't think that we can lobby for business to support the right for workers to afford quality care for their loved ones without also supporting the caregivers in their quest for respect and fair wages.
I've expounded more on this topic in an article "Be It Ever So Humble" on my website at http://www.joyfulnoisedaycare.com/humble.html
Traverse City, Mi
Mar 22 2007 - 6:32pm