To B.A., or not to B.A.: The Conversation Continues

How loaded can a question get?  Last week’s post drew readers like moths to a flame, striking a deep chord in a community that, at least from my admittedly quick and unscientific survey, remains mighty conflicted about credentialing.
Wrote one colleague (“Ghost Mentor in the Sky,” as she calls herself ): “I, too, cannot believe it [... click post title to read more ...]


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To B.A., or not to B.A: That is Not the Question

Yesterday, I opened an e-newsletter from the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment and saw red.  “Should you have a bachelor’s degree to work with young children?” screamed one of the headlines.  “Why are we even asking this question at this late date?,”  I emailed one of our field’s stalwart leaders.  “This drives [... click post title to read more ...]


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Invest in Children: A Banner Week for the Cause

Who knew what a week could bring?  Here’s to those who speak—loudly and clearly—on the need to invest in our young ones:
February 25:  New York Times columnist Charles Blow  weighed in on babies, railing against Republicans who support children’s right to life, but abandon them in the womb and in the world.    He reminded us [... click post title to read more ...]


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