DC may require child care workers to have college degrees

Among other effects, it will make care more expensive, and will saddle some child carers with unwanted and burdensome student debt. How did humanity ever raise children before there were college degrees? [Washington Post] More: Ryan Bourne, Cato (measure proceeds from debatable premise “that child care should be seen as formal pre-school education rather than whatever parents decide is best for their children”), and follow-up (“policy: restrict supply, then subsidize it”).


  • The political officers training the next generation must themsrlves be the most highly trained vanguard of the proletariat possible!

  • Gentrification of child care services. Or, should it be called “disparate impact”?

  • Do DC legislators or administrators require a college degree?

  • Are there any educational requirements for the mayor or other members of the DC government?