Hail, Nicholas Kristof, for moving the “national newspaper of record” toward our team. It’s about time. “Occupy the Classroom,” his paean to early childhood education is, as I write, number six on the New York Times “Most Emailed” list. How clever of him to transpose the country’s fixation on Wall Street and income inequality into a well-reasoned treatise on the benefits of early childhood education. Expansion of ECE may seem “naïve and bizarre,” he writes, to those who “chafe at inequities.” Is it “absurd,” he asks, to expand ECE in the current economy?
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