Posted at 7:03 AM on June 29, 2009
by Julia Schrenkler
MPR NewsQ's features a new, single commentary each day.
This morning's commentary comes from Abigail Ramirez, who writes that Minnesotans should insist on early-childhood education:
"Still, my kids are the lucky ones, and I do not regret the expense. Many working families cannot afford to pay for quality child care, and this puts their children at a disadvantage. In Minnesota, such care is a privilege, not a right.
Our financial struggle to afford quality child care leads me to wonder with alarm: What about those who are less fortunate? How do working families with lower incomes, single parents, and those who are unemployed afford it?"
How do you you or your friends afford it? If your childcare situation, where do financial considerations overlap with your core values? Submit your own comments on this topic, and your story may be published alongside today's commentary.