There has been a spate of recent media reports concerning appalling conduct by workers in United States early education settings. Many of these reports have been picked up and shared by media outlets in Australia.
In international early education comparisons and rankings, Australia usually has very little to celebrate. We spend less than countries similar to us, our system is one of the most confusing in the world, and children have less access than most comparable countries.
In a lengthy article for The New York Times Magazine, Jeneen Interlandi explores many of the issues faced by preschool teachers in the United States. Continue reading “Must Read: Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?”