It will take more than new plants and temporary bonuses to sustain long-term improvements in workers’ earnings.
Beyond serving more children, higher spending on child care assistance could enhance quality of care
Federal funding for child care assistance is set to increase by $5.8 billion, but how will state agencies spend new funds?
Some proposed policies could improve low-income fathers’ ability to pay child support, while others would likely make it worse.
Children of immigrants make up one-quarter of our future workforce, but are less likely to participate in early education programs.
Policymakers have been pushing for universal preschool based in part on their understanding of public opinion.
Immigration reform should be based on evidence and an appreciation for immigrants’ contributions to the country.