early childhood education reform

Opinion: Furor over women breadwinners obscures need for early childhood education

While the country considers the role of women in the workplace and what that means for single-parent households, women’s earning and retirement, and the future of the labor force itself, early childhood care is too often expensive, too limited in the number of children it serves, and too often, ignored in terms of federal policy.

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, co-founder, Executive Director and CEO of MomsRising.org and Vice President of First Focus, Ed Walz, join the Sex Politics And Religion Hour to talk about how the littlest Americans can better be served by their government, and the myriad benefits that come in the short and long term when that happens:

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Teacher: Too Many Politicians Have Too Little Experience With Education

President Barack Obama has been vocalizing his stance on education quite a bit recently—between his inaugural address and his State of the Union address—but those in the schools have noticed how public officials continue to fail to understand what really goes on in the classroom.

Between standardized testing and the No Child Left Behind law, some say that U.S. education policy has done nothing but make teaching more difficult.

Host Jamila Bey spoke with Dr. Anthony Nelson, a high school science teacher from near Chicago, to discuss what can be done to address these shortfalls.