In the Blogosphere


The Educator’s Room

Franchesca Warren, maestra of The Educator’s Room, asked me what I would do if I were U.S. Secretary of Education . . . Listen →

Capitol Pressroom/WCNY

I weighed in on the ESSA regulations and Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, with host Susan Arbetter . . . Listen →


March for Education Justice

On March 4, 10,000 New Yorkers braved the cold in eight marches in support of educational equity and justice. The state has a 10-year outstanding debt to the children of $4.3 billion, deemed a violation to a “sound basic education” by New York’s highest court. Take action here.

Field Work

Teaching Kindergarten Conference: Where did the Garden Go? Practice, Policy, and Advocacy

Teachers, school leaders and policy makers descended on Bank Street College of Education in New York City on April 21 and 22 to revisit and celebrate the unique and vital role of Kindergarten in the life of the child.

Squandering America’s Future

by Susan Ochshorn
Squandering America's Future by Susan OchshornDiane Ravitch called Susan Ochshorn “a tireless advocate for children,” and her writing “brilliant.” In Squandering America’s Future – Why ECE Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy, and Our Children (Teachers College Press), Ochshorn offers a pioneering guide to the big issues in contemporary early childhood policy. Written in a lively, personal style, the book drives home the importance of the earliest years for developing human capital—the nation’s future. Her “policy tales” highlight the abject failure of the United States to support parents and early educators, the nation’s real wealth producers, and will inspire a new generation of leadership. With her 360-degree view on this urgent issue, Ochshorn boldly and clearly shows how early care and education is an issue of social justice and helping America compete on the world stage. Learn More →

Preview the Book

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