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Aug 26, 2020 7 tweets 5 min read
THREAD—A timely reminder and non-exhaustive list on why we need racial #EquityInECE:

1. Pathologizing Blackness starts early— Black preschoolers make up only 18% of preschool enrollment yet account for 42% of suspensions.… 2. If a child is Black & disabled, challenges with care are likely compounded. Preschoolers with #disabilities are 14.5X more likely to be suspended or expelled than their typically developing peers. Racial justice & disability justice are linked.
Jun 19, 2018 12 tweets 11 min read
THREAD: Family separation has to end, but family detention is not the answer. No child should ever be locked up, period. #KeepFamiliesTogether #NoChildDetention In response to widespread moral outrage against the Trump administration’s policy of separating families, some lawmakers are now pushing legislation that could lead to the detention of children for months or years in unlicensed facilities run by private prison companies.
Mar 29, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
THREAD: It’s hard to keep up with all the threats facing young children these days, but recent changes to the EPA are particularly alarming for children’s health: /10 Our children deserve environmental policies that will protect their health. But @EPAScottPruitt is protecting large corporations and the chemical industry instead #BootPruitt