Moving Beyond False Choices for Early Childhood Educators

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Moving Beyond False Choices for Early Childhood Educators is a special blog series edited by Stacie G. Goffin, principal of the Goffin Strategy Group, to delve into the complexities, frictions, and mistrust embedded in the interplay among (1) preparation and education, (2) compensation and status, and (3) diversity and inclusivity. Writers are not typically New America analysts; instead they hail from the realms of early childhood policy and public education. As Goffin writes in the series introduction, these strands have come together to create an increasingly difficult knot to disentangle as factions too often grab tightly onto one or another of these three strands. Loosening this knot will allow common interests and new possibilities to emerge and make progress more likely.

The posts are scheduled to appear every two weeks on Tuesdays throughout 2018. To share ideas and participate in conversation about these posts, the Twitter hashtag is #beyondfalsechoices. We are exploring additional platforms for expanded dialogue and conversation as well—stay tuned.

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