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Rethinking Business as Usual. Are We Even Starting in the Right Place?

  • 1.  Rethinking Business as Usual. Are We Even Starting in the Right Place?

    Posted 10-09-2020 01:27 PM

    Dear Colleagues,

    For a lot of reasons, 2020 has been a challenge. We know we can't go back to "normal" because "normal" for a lot of children and early educators is inequitable. The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University's Hannah Barber challenges us to rethink how we improve child and family outcomes. Read the article here.

    What are your thoughts?



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    Tonya Satchell
    Johns Hopkins University School of Education IDEALS Institute
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  • 2.  RE: Rethinking Business as Usual. Are We Even Starting in the Right Place?

    Posted 10-10-2020 07:23 AM
    Tonya, thank you for sharing! I'm inspired by this article. I've been hoping that our field does not lose an opportunity to innovate in the context of Covid. Other fields are already doing it! Of course our innovation requires additional and/or different funding streams. Does anyone have a recommendation for getting involved? I imagine there are folks working on this...
    -Lauren

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    Lauren Stauble
    Adjunct Faculty
    Bunker Hill Community College
    Weston MA
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  • 3.  RE: Rethinking Business as Usual. Are We Even Starting in the Right Place?

    Posted 10-10-2020 09:51 AM

    Why, or why, do well-paid researchers and writers sitting in their ivory towers not get it! The central reason outcomes have not improved over the last 50 years is because we do not pay people who work with young children an adequate salary with appropriate benefits! We are NOT a profession until we pay like one – and provide free, ongoing training to all of our staff. Its shameful that these academics don't get this!

     

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