“So how do I make my little boy as clever as you are?” The question came out of nowhere. We were teenage waitresses in a Wimpy hamburger joint in a working-class town in England, taking our break squeezed together in a little red naugahyde booth, chowing down on the greasy burgers the management allowed as [...]
The Time for Lunch campaign, including a Labor Day Potluck/Sit-In on September 7, offers a chance to protest the junk America is feeding schoolkids.
Did you know that motherhood is a major cause of the recession? Most families’ experience of the recession isn’t destitution, according to an article in today’s New York Times: Rather, there are many families who are cutting back and learning to live on less. Hardly a controversial proposition, one would have thought. To make the [...]
“Safety” has now become the latest excuse for a college trying to duck responsibility for childcare. Ogeechee Technical College president Dawn Cartee announced the closure of the campus childcare center in Statesboro, GA, arguing that colleges are dangerous places for small kids. In a March 28 letter to parents, according to an article in The Statesboro Herald, Cartee wrote: