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Childcare & Early Education

6 Health Care Stories to Watch Out For

January 18, 2012
What will the big stories be for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2012? Access, affordability and quality win the day. The ACA year opens with a scintillating GOP primary and election year intrigue; and the Supreme Court hears arguments on the “individual responsibility” requirement and the...

Digital Bootstraps for Analog Problems -- A Reply to Forbes Columnist Gene Marks' "If I Were A Poor Black Kid"

December 22, 2011
A truly clueless if well-intentioned column by Gene Marks titled “If I Were A Poor Black Kid” in Forbes magazine is getting righteously ripped from journalists all around the web . They’re correctly pointing out how bereft Marks’ column is of history, research, practical awareness, racial...
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Why I'm (Pre)Occupied with Miley Cyrus: Does Hannah Montana Still Matter?

December 6, 2011
It's been easy for people worried about the sexualization of little girls to feel unambivalently distressed about Miley Cyrus as Disney's Hannah Montana. But how should we feel about her now that she's made this great music video about Occupy protests around the world?
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Child Care is Unskilled Labor?

November 30, 2011
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ Kelly Coyle DiNorcia is the author of this post. Her bio is here with another piece she wrote several weeks ago. In the car the other day, I was listening to NPR. Brian Lehrer was...
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Tell the super committee: Protect investments in America's children

November 17, 2011
“Think of the debt we’re leaving the next generation,” deficit hawks will often remark. Yet sometimes the cuts they propose are our most important investments in the next generation. We need to make sure that when we balance the budget, we're not leaving behind a different kind of a debt: a human...
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It's time for America's 99 percent to weigh in!

November 16, 2011
You've got to give them credit. They've got a lot of nerve. Unbelievably, details are surfacing about a plan proposed by Senator Toomey (R-PA) and some of his colleagues on the Congressional “Super Committee” that would actually REDUCE tax rates for millionaires while cutting essential services for...
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Too Small to Fail

November 9, 2011
Parents are accompanying their children to public protests taking place around the nation. Children are welcome there. Oh were it so in every area of public life. Children are welcomed as important members of the community with child safe zones, play areas, and in one case, even a stroller brigade...

Survey Shows Sexual Harassment in School Is All Too Common

November 8, 2011
By Ariela Migdal, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Women’s Rights Project According to a new study , sexual harassment, including unwanted sexual touching and sexual coercion as well as milder behaviors, is a regular feature of going to school for a significant number of American middle- and high-school...
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Why It’s Crucial to Keep Immigrant Families Together

November 7, 2011
When I was about three years old, I observed something that formed one of my earliest memories. Sitting outside of my mother’s family home in Calcutta at twilight, I saw a man on the street walking very fast with a toddler in his arms. I think it was a boy. A few steps behind them was a woman,...
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Help Moms Naomi Watts and Valerie Plame Wilson Say No to Nukes

November 2, 2011
Last week, I shared my passion for a world without nuclear weapons with you. It's truly heartening to know that other mothers also care deeply about not trading our children's futures for nuclear weapons. So today I'm sharing this video . Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts and former CIA operative...