Stories tagged: "childcare crisis"

A teacher at Community Care Preschool & Childcare in Beaver Dam teaches 2-year-olds. (Photo by Cara Spoto)
‘Anti-Child and Anti-Mother’: Ron Johnson’s Latest Child Care Proposal Punishes Moms for Poverty

Johnson, part of the most powerful class of men in America, could have endorsed legislation to provide childcare workers with a living wage. Instead, the millionaire suggested forcing low income women to fill the gaps in the childcare workforce.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) speaks during a June 3, 2021 virtual luncheon hosted by Milwaukee Press Club and WisPolitics. (Screenshot)
‘I Don’t Think It’s Controversial’: Johnson on Opposing Childcare Help

The two-term Republican senator has historically opposed increasing government assistance for working-class families.

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Without Systemic Change, Child Care Advocates Say One-Off Aid Packages Won’t Help Fix The Industry

Investing in early childhood would benefit struggling parents, cash-strapped providers, and reduce crime and other troubles in the future. For years, child care providers have struggled to balance the high cost of providing care with what parents can afford to pay, resulting in low salaries and high turnover. The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic downturn...

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This Wisconsin Woman Left Her Job to Care for Her Kids During the Pandemic. She’s Not Alone.

More than 2 million American women have left the workforce since the start of the pandemic, a reflection of the country’s ongoing childcare crisis.

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Wisconsin Is In a Childcare Crisis. The Pandemic Hasn’t Helped.

With high costs and low profits, families, providers, and the economy as a whole need the system to change.