Susan Ochshorn, ECE PolicyWorks Founder

Susan Ochshorn
Policy curator, human capital nurturer, and social change addict

Why ECE Policy Matters

"The US has one of the most productive economies in the industrialized world. Yet it fails to excel on many of the dimensions Americans claim to prize most highly. Not surprisingly, American parents also turn out to be more dissatisfied, relative to their counterparts in other countries, with the time they have available for their families."
(Janet Gornick and Marcia Meyers, Families that Work

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Policy Decisions Must Be 'Done With' Teachers, Not 'Done To' Them

"Classroom Q & A with Larry Ferlazzo," Education Week Teacher—Early childhood teachers, many of them under-educated and living on the margins, need to claim their seat at the table—to "lean in," as Sheryl Sandberg urged America's women... Read Full Article →

Boy Reading Books

Are We Hurting Kids at School?—New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been crowing about his prekindergarten initiative, and rightly so. But one of his comments didn't sit right with me. The city was planning to use the Common Core curriculum with four-year-olds... Read Full Article →


Book Talks about Squandering America’s Future

I'm so honored to be on a panel at The Educator’s Room's first New York City conference, on February 20, "Empowering Teachers as the Experts in Education." Calling all ECE teachers for this critical conversation. Join us!

Anna Allanbrook, founder and principal of the Brooklyn New School, hosted me, Davia Brown Franklyn, Takiema Bunche Smith, Kristin Eno, and Jeff Frank for a dynamic conversation on January 19 about putting the child at the center of education reform. Stay tuned for the video.

Join this second of four policy video chats with me and Teri Talan of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, on shaping the message for politicians during the presidential campaign. Stay tuned for chat #3 coming up soon.

Check out this excerpt in the Stanford Social Innovation Review from "The Yin and Yang of Education Reform," one of the policy tales in Squandering America's Future in which former U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, is a major protagonist.

Susan Arbetter hosted me for an exciting conversation about Squandering America's Future at the Capitol Pressroom at WCNY Radio. Listen up →


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