According to a report by New America, child care costs are now more expensive than in-state public college tuition. In Michigan, the average cost for child care is an astronomical $13,898, or 27 percent, of the combined income for two parents. Adding to these skyrocketing costs has been a significant decrease — by 70 percent between 2005 and 2014 — in state financing for child care reimbursements. What is being done in the State of Michigan when is comes to accessing affordable quality child care?
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Interview recorded on April 26th, 2017. Hosted by Laurel Hess.