From The New Republic:
First, Mire tried KinderCare again, but they wouldn't take Kendyll until Mire paid her debt; when she did, there were no openings. She called about a dozen centers, all of which were either too expensive or had no available slots. Mire thought she might have to turn down the job. "I just kind of broke down, because it seemed like nothing was going right, everything was just falling apart," she says. "I sat in my car for about thirty minutes. I was just like, I don't even know what to do anymore. Because I want to start this job, but I literally don't have nowhere for Kendyll to go."SPOILER ALERT: she went to a home-based daycare where she died in a fire.
We can wring our hands and shudder all we want over the dangerous, dystopian, slapdash, inefficient, and economy-throttling system of unprofessional, unregulated, uncertified, untrained day care in this country.
But what we can't do is pretend it's not a direct consequence of the choices and priorities of our political system.
The Hell of American Day Care [newrepublic]