Squandering America’s Future

Squandering America’s Future—Why ECE Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy, and Our Children offers a scathing critique of  the nation’s neglect of children and those who care for and educate them, featuring change makers who are today’s leaders in the fight for social justice and equality. Written in a lively, personal style, the book drives home the importance of the earliest years for developing tomorrow’s citizens.


Are We Hurting Kids at School?

(CNN) This fall, some 65,000 4-year-olds, backpacks hanging from their tiny frames, converged on the nation’s largest public school district.  In just a year, New York City had nearly tripled its number of full-day prekindergarten slots. And before they entered their classrooms, Mayor Bill de Blasio crowed about his signature initiative—a key part of a campaign promise to fight inequality


A Battle for the Heart and Soul of Education

(Alternet) More than two decades ago, Deborah Meier warned that the idea of democracy was in peril. “Is it ever otherwise?” she asked in the preface to The Power of Their Ideas, her elegantly argued manifesto for public education. A self-described preacher on its behalf, she has spent half a century nurturing “everyone’s inalienable capacity to be an inventor, dreamer …



Children, Guns, and the Bear of Toxic Stress

As we go forward, holding our children close, we must be vigilant, and relentless. We must be creative and steadfast in our resistance. We must harness the energy in our communities for social progress and educational equity—and for a society that is kind and caring to all. Kind and caring? I was hallucinating, a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder …