Andy Borowitz & Wall Street Get Down to Business on Paid Leave

Parents—the nation’s real wealth producers—got some goodies from the President last week in his State of the Union address. Using the trope du jour—the “Mad Men” episode—Obama proposed support for America’s beleaguered working families, stuck in the mid-20th century: equal pay, prekindergarten, child care, and that ever-elusive paid leave. Nice—although don’t count on a Finnish baby box in the near future.

Obama asked Congress, and business from Wall Street to Main Street, to give every woman the opportunity she deserves. It would have been nice if he had framed the issue a . . . Read full article →

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Early Years Heavyweights Protest Baseline Tests in U.K and U.S.A.

I know I’m a few weeks late, but happy new year. When we last met, before I went underground to finish my book, I was exulting over an op-ed in the New York Times celebrating play in pre-K classrooms. Such a nice jolt of serotonin to ward off depression before the elections in November.

As it turned out, I needn’t have worried. A Christmas gift was soon on the way, courtesy of the Maryland State Education Association. “Too Many Tests!” read the cover of the organization’s December issue. The group had called for immediate suspension of . . . Read full article →

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