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Child care news and analysis from The Nation
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.
April 23, 2020
The Heartbreaking Choices Faced by Child Care Providers on the Front Lines
They were already holding up the economy while operating on razor-thin margins. Now, they are taking care of the children of essential workers as costs and obstacles mount.
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April 17, 2020
We Can’t Save the Economy Without Universal Child Care
A smoothly functioning economy is one in which people who want to work are able to do so.
April 8, 2020
I Never Felt Like a ‘Single’ Parent. Then the Coronavirus Hit.
Unpartnered parents like me rely on support from other adults in our children’s lives. We need public health guidance that works for us.
April 1, 2020
The Risks of Being A Woman During the Pandemic
As our patriarchal world sits still, the stress, sexism, and violence women face within the home is ramping up.
March 27, 2020
Congratulations, Your Kids Are Now Your Coworkers
Tips on how to survive the lockdown with your children and sanity intact—by a veteran of working from home.
January 13, 2020
Here’s Where Every Democratic Candidate Stands on Child Care and Family Leave
For the first time ever, the presidential candidates are making proposals that offer real solutions for working parents.