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Pre-K as Policy, Not Politics

Pre-K as Policy, Not Politics

My favorite part of the President’s State of the Union address was his plan for expanding pre-kindergarten to all four-year-olds. The idea has been around for decades, and it did once very nearly become law until it was vetoed by President Nixon. But in the past 40 years, two big parts of the early education picture [...]

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To Birth, Or Not To Birth?

To Birth, Or Not To Birth?

It’s all about who is having babies – or perhaps more accurately, who is NOT having babies. The declining birth rate in the U.S. prompted much discussion, some of which you’ll find below. The only thing the writers agree on is that fewer women are opting to become mothers. Arguments differ as to why motherhood has [...]

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Children and Taxes

Somehow “taxes” has become a four letter word.   They should be raised!  No, they should be cut!  There should be no  new ones!  They should be paid fairly, tax loopholes should be closed, and tax deductions should be limited!  There’s just no end to the arguments.  But there’s one thing about taxes to keep in [...]

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I Will Not Apologize for Being a Mother

Ginger Garner, MOTHERS supporter, has some very strong opinions about the profession of motherhood, how it is regarded in the US, and what some women who practice it expect of themselves. She posts regularly on her blog, Breathing in This Life, and has kindly allowed me to excerpt some of a particularly compelling post here: [...]

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