OBama: Women Shouldn’t Have To Give Up Career For Their Kids
"I hope you misspoke, but let me tell you..."
Moms and dads deserve a great place to drop their kids off everyday, that doesn’t cost them an arm and a leg. We need better child-care, day-care, early childhood education policies. You know, in many states, sending your child to day-care cost more than sending them to a public university. True? And too often, parents have no choice but to put their kids in cheaper day-care that maybe doesn’t have the kinds of programming that makes a big difference in a child’s development, but, and sometimes there just might not be any slots or the best programs may be too far away.And sometimes, someone, usually Mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life, as a result. And that’s not a choice we want Americans to make. So let’s make this happen by the end of this decade, let’s enroll six million children in high-quality pre-school and let’s make sure that we are making America stronger. That is good for families. It’s also good for the children because we know investing in high-quality early child-hood education makes all the difference in the world. And those kids will do better.
I hope you misspoke, but let me tell you how this comes across to stay-at-home moms. You’re telling us that the money we earn is more important than our kids. You’re telling us that leaving the workplace to stay home isn’t a choice American moms should be making….And, as a stay-at-home mom myself, who is also an attorney, let me tell you that I want to choose my kids over my career.
Obama Dings Stay-At-Home Moms: ‘Not A Choice We Want Americans To Make’ Let government preschool raise your kids, ladies!
— anthony zumpano (@tonyzump) October 31, 2014
Difference between saying “that’s not a choice we want Americans to make” and “that’s not a choice we want Americans to have to make.”
— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) October 31, 2014
.@whpresscorps @KatiePavlich @conncarroll “That’s not a choice we want Americans to make.” WHO IS “WE.”
— Tera Flop (@teraflopclub) October 31, 2014
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