The United States cannot put its economy in order unless it invests in child care

By failing to invest in child care, the U.S. government is placing mothers in an impossible position.
Ashley Patrick was thrilled to land a full-time position at a prestigious publishing house in July 2016. The job came with smart, bookish colleagues, opportunities for advancement, a regular salary, and health insurance. For a Brooklyn-based writer and editor, it was a rare and valuable opportunity.
At the time she had two young sons, a husband who also worked full-time, and no flexibility.