Republicans and Democrats agree that childcare is in crisis. Why aren’t they fixing it?


Lately, an unexpected voice has been highlighting childcare challenges: Fox News. While the childcare crisis has long been a Democratic talking point, over the past few weeks, Fox has run several segments about the high cost of childcare and the threat posed by pandemic stabilization funds expiring (aka “the childcare cliff”). During this week’s Republican presidential debate, a childcare question was posed within the first 15 minutes.

So if there is bipartisan acknowledgment of the problem, why isn’t there real movement toward a solution?

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