The old adage that life is not fair does not come with an age stipulation. Children are faced with inequality from birth and although there will always be children born to affluent families and children born to the underprivileged, America needs to do a better job addressing the data when it comes to caring for our most susceptible citizens.
Day care now averages almost $10,000 a year, according to the Care Index
. Parents who can’t afford that typically leave their kids with a grandparent, relative, or someone nearby. Some of these informal child-care providers do offer rigorous educational activities, but most just leave kids in front of the television. On the other end of the spectrum, children born into middle or upper class families are learning yoga, robotics and French at age three, long before their peers are even introduced to letters or numbers. According to U.S. News, by age 2, disparities already show between privileged and underprivileged and children...