The infant deaths mentioned in Jonathan Martin’s column demonstrate the most tragic of health and safety issues that occur in Washington state child-care facilities [“Make child care transparent for parents,” Opinion, March 4]. HB 2165 is an essential step toward understanding the causes and remedies for such incidents. However, what are we doing to…More
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Mothers pushed out of workforce to stay at home I want to thank Gene Balk for revealing the facts about child care in Washington state [“Washington among states with least-affordable child care,” Online, Nov. 4]. The information he shared is not only sobering, it’s distressing. Countless families are struggling with being able to afford quality care…More
There are other underpaid people out there Mayor Mike McGinn expressed concern about the $16 hourly wage at Whole Foods, while most teachers and child-care workers in the city earn much less than that. [“McGinn goes all out on Whole Foods,” NW Sunday, July 21.] Mayor McGinn, are you saying that people who work with food…More
Life is full of choices Letter writer Gina Petry calls for free developmental child care, labeling it a human right that would help end gender-pay disparity [“Give money to needy, not greedy,” Northwest Voices, June 12]. In doing so, she misses the essence of the American system. We should all have the opportunity to succeed, but…More