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Another Letter to President-Elect Trump

Here’s another letter to the President-elect from scholars at Brookings urging his support of early care and education.

This one gets a few things wrong.  It confuses the 75th percentile with 75% of market rates.  It talks about calculating eligibility based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines, which wouldn’t be beneficial in a high-income state like Maryland.  Right now, eligibility for the child care subsidy is based on the state’s median income.   Otherwise, the recommendations are very much like those discussed at the series of four hearings this fall held by the Joint Committee for Children, Youth, and Families.