Teachers Are Problem Solvers

The primary job of the teacher is problem-solving. I’ll try to explain, but if you are a teacher and that doesn’t make sense you...

Building an Early Childhood Education Resistence Movement: Protecting Childhood and the...

​Education in the United States, and especially early childhood education, is a decentralized patchwork of local, state, national, and private organizations. Even though public...

OPINION: Can this 12-step Program from Finland Aid U.S. education?

We are two American public-school dads who just returned from a fact-finding trip through Finland. We wanted to see what the United States could learn...

Trump Approach to Separating Kids Has Much in Common With Foster...

If there’s one thing that really, really upsets America’s child welfare establishment, it’s pointing out the close resemblance between the Trump administration’s so-called “zero...

Under Trump, Number Of Uninsured Kids Rose For First Time This...

After years of steady decline, the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose by 276,000 in 2017, according to a Georgetown University report...

The Proposed Public Charge Rule is an Attack on Family-Based Immigration

Family unity is often a key motivation for immigration. Mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters who seek to sponsor their immediate family members may do...

Fight for a Child’s Right to Safety—Because an Eight-Year-Old Can’t.

Do you remember when weekly news stories of our children being traumatized, tortured and killed became the new normal? If our children had a voice...

What If You Told the Truth and Nobody Listened?

In 2014, Flint, Michigan, changed its drinking water source in order to save money. Already strapped for cash, the city hoped to recoup something...

Are Trauma PDs Pure Nonsense?

Success with a student victimized by trauma would require becoming an expert at detecting multiple, virtually undetectable triggers, within multiple students. It is not...

In Defense of Play: What Will it Take to Get Parents,...

The first time I taught a course on play, I used the term Play Defenders. I told my students, as future early childhood educators,...

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