How Politics Killed Universal Childcare In The 1970s

How Politics Killed Universal Childcare In The 1970s

American parents often have difficulty securing care for their children while they go to work. Childcare in the U.S. is tremendously expensive, and in many parts of the country, extremely scarce. Rewind almost 50 years, and the same problems existed. But in 1971, the United States came very close to having universal, federally subsidized childcare. NPR examines how Congress came to pass the legislation, and why President Nixon vetoed it.


Source: NPR Politics
How Politics Killed Universal Childcare In The 1970s

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