OPINION: Save early-childhood education from ‘the brink of disaster’ – by Dr. Javaid Siddiqi and Ellen Galinsky

December 14, 2020

Op-Ed Publication Date: December 6, 2020, Seattle Times

As in the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, recent media accounts of the decisions again facing medical professionals are harrowing. Confronting concerns over shortages of intensive care beds, a worst-case scenario is playing out over the airwaves: Are doctors again being forced to make unfathomable decisions over who lives and who dies?

A somewhat similar scenario has been playing out for months for the nation’s top state early childhood officials, who face dire decisions regarding the survival of early-childhood programs in their states — programs that enable millions of Americans to participate in the workforce and their children to learn.

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