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The Educator’s Room—One of my best holiday gifts was a conversation with Franchesca Warren, maestra of The Educator’s Room. She 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 and Bianca Tanis, of New York State Allies for Public Education . . . Listen →

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Opposition has been building to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) just said “No.” The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee has postponed a vote until January 31. If you haven’t yet raised your voice, you can do so here.

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 →

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