Break on Through--for Kids

No sooner had tired eyes dried post-Obama victory speech than the ECE policy wonks, edu-pundits, and advocates were in full swing.  A host of issues await action in the shadow of the “fiscal cliff”—nearly $500 billion in automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, scheduled for the new year, which pose a grave threat to America’s [... click post title to read more ...]


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Children of the Storm

Outside my window, in New York City, the Hudson River is calm.  A surreal vision, belying the devastation of the past two weeks. Amid the wrath of Sandy, two brothers—a toddler and a four-year-old—were snatched from their mother’s arms by Staten Island’s swirling floodwaters.  And on October 26, just two Thursdays before the children’s bodies [... click post title to read more ...]


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