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Child care news and analysis from The Nation
February 26, 2021
The Pandemic Tested Our Social Safety Net. It Failed.
The Covid-19 crisis has illuminated the myriad ways in which the US has failed its workers.
February 17, 2021
In Some States, Child Care Workers Won’t Get the Covid Vaccine for Months
Even though child care is vital to the economic recovery, several states aren’t granting child care workers priority access to the vaccine.
January 7, 2021
Covid-19 Has Been Hardest on Women
When money is tight and time is tighter, the basic structure of male supremacy shows itself to be remarkably intact.
January 4, 2021
The Pandemic Offers a Chance to Reimagine Caregiving
To build back better, Biden’s administration should focus on one of this country’s fastest-growing occupations: home care work.
November 6, 2020
Portland Reelected ‘Tear Gas Ted’—but Still Wants Police Reform
Portland’s protest movement couldn’t oust Mayor Ted Wheeler, but the city overwhelmingly voted to create a new police oversight board.
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October 26, 2020
Lack of Paid Leave Makes Our Economy So Fragile: A Q&A With Heather Boushey
The economist predicted that America would be hit harder than our peers by the Covid pandemic because we don’t have national paid leave.
September 1, 2020
What This Country Needs Is a Working Parents Administration
A combination of federally funded online tutoring and Parenting Pay could jump-start real equity in education and build a culture and economy of care.
July 21, 2020
Investment in Child Care Can’t Wait until There’s a Coronavirus Vaccine
Building a more inclusive economy demands long-term investment in child care and better pay for child care workers.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 1, 2020
America Never Valued Care Workers. Then a Pandemic Hit.
Now everyone knows teachers, child care providers, and health aides are essential workers. Will that finally get them the pay and protections they deserve?
April 30, 2020
The Men Pushing to Open the Economy Clearly Don’t Need Child Care
There’s no way to send people back to work without providing safe, affordable child care, but the men in charge don’t seem to care.