To suggest that B.A.s are superfluous, that early childhood practitioners opt out of the current system of higher education, is to perpetuate long-standing divisions and inequities between birth-to-five educators and their colleagues along the K-12 spectrum.
For many, big government is a four-letter word, but newly released poverty and income data signal the need to invest in large-scale programs and initiatives that have the potential to turn the country around.
Schools will never realize the power of technology until they get out from under our current way of holding them accountable. We need accountability, but what we are now doing is stifling learning and teaching. It's making public education worse, not better.