Article 26 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the General Assemby of the United Nations in 1948 declares that parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
As we drive through the economically striated neighborhoods of Milwaukee, the choices have a flavor all their own.
With last night's first snowfall, this scene in the window of the Living in Destiny Daycare, Empowered Child Curriculum, makes me hope for an enlightened spring.
The Wall Street Journal reports "The composition of the nation's work force is approaching an unprecedented benchmark. Due in part to deep layoffs of men, women are poised to become the majority of workers for the first time. As of September, women held 49.9% of the nation's jobs, excluding farm workers and the self-employed, a rise of 1.2 percentage points from their 48.7% share when the recession began in December 2007. In 1970, women held 35% of jobs."
We aren't sure what is going on behind these lively windows in privately run daycare centers, but finding affordable, quality, safe childcare is a still a struggle for many.
MomsRising.org has this call to action: Right now, our U.S. Senate is considering the Early Learning Challenge Fund which would invest $1 billion a year for 10 years in early care and education. Tell the Senate to step up to the challenge and pass the Early Learning Challenge Fund today:http://momsrising.democracyinaction.org/o/1768/t/9251/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=926