Choosing Words

Rahm Emanuel’s transition plan is impressive in its scope and contains some bold plans. It includes a call for expansion of quality and full-day early childhood program. See Page 46.

Well, we like it overall. But the choice of words is not so inspiring – like “funding streams that are unified”. Spoken like a true policy wonk.

The plan distinguishes between “school-based” and “community-based” settings, not choosing one over the other, but suggesting that things should be less fragmented. Sounds good, unless it leads to consolidation of early childhood education under the public schools bureaucracy.

Words I would have liked to see in the plan: creativity and collaboration. Look forward to getting involved in this.