You might think that Gail Collins’ column about controversy over child care has nothing to do with school reform, but you’d be wrong. As Collins points out, we’ve got a substantial child care problem in the US, and little political appetite for discussing it. But universal preschool does an end-around on this, by providing an additional year of government subsidized care for children that parents otherwise would have to be covering out of pocket. Check it out: None Dare Call It Child Care. If there’s any relief for working parents on the horizon, this is probably it.
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