N.C. child care worker: ‘Trump’s child care plan won’t work for working families’

In an op-ed for Women’s eNews, Tolanda Barnette, a child care worker and Fight for $15 activist, explained how President Trump’s proposed plan isn’t a serious or comprehensive effort to improve our child care system.

Working families need real solutions, not proposals that favor the wealthy or fail to raise wages for underpaid providers.

“I’m a child care provider in Durham, N.C., but child care for my own kids has always been a distant possibility. I take care of other children to care and provide for my own, who are now 5, 12 and 17 years old. I do my best, but despite working in my field for 13 years and obtaining an associate degree in early childhood development, I am still paid only $12 an hour. It’s a daily struggle,” she said.

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