No sooner had tired eyes dried post-Obama victory speech than the ECE policy wonks, edu-pundits, and advocates were in full swing. A host of issues await action in the shadow of the “fiscal cliff”—nearly $500 billion in automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, scheduled for the new year, which pose a grave threat to America’s most vulnerable children.
Over at the New America Foundation, a team of Early Ed bloggers laid out their “Big Questions” as 2012 winds down:
How will the president prioritize early education as legislators and the . . . Read full article →
Outside my window, in New York City, the Hudson River is calm. A surreal vision, belying the devastation of the past two weeks. Amid the wrath of Sandy, two brothers—a toddler and a four-year-old—were snatched from their mother’s arms by Staten Island’s swirling floodwaters. And on October 26, just two Thursdays before the children’s bodies were discovered, a Manhattan mother entered her apartment to find two of her progeny slain, in the bathroom, at the hands of their nanny.
The collision of routine and tragedy is wrenching, perverting the order of things beyond imagination. The mom from one of . . . Read full article →