Map to the Middle Class

Just 13 percent of child care assistance goes to student parents – Education Article

Tiffany McNitt, right, leans in to interact with the pig puppet her daughter Alexis, 2, is showing her. At the time this photo was made, McNitt and her children were on a waiting list to receive Early Head Start services in Kansas. Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report If you live in Vermont or Tennessee and have young children, you might want to consider pursuing a new degree or additional training. Student parents in these states are just as likely to receive…

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TEACHER VOICE: Will students fail if teachers can’t make a living wage? – Education Article

Pressured out of the middle class — is that what a master’s degree and 16 years of experience get you as a teacher in America? I wasn’t surprised to read about educators struggling financially, and not just because it was one of the biggest sticking points in recent teacher-contract negotiations in New York City and Anchorage, Alaska, and because it’s an ongoing point of contention in Los Angeles as well as Illinois and Wisconsin. I was one of a dozen…

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