Day care. It's what college used to be.
With the cost of care creeping up to $10,000, $20,000 and even $30,000 a year, it's no wonder why working parents are drowning in day care.
Many parents wonder why they're schlepping on Metro-North or doing an express checkout at work when a huge chunk of their pay goes straight to their 401 (preK): the mini-mortgage that can take years to pay off with the stepchild of student loan debt, credit cards.
The snarky back-and-forth of the 2012 presidential campaign may be entertaining, but this is our once-every-four-years chance to mix it up over the big challenges the United States is facing. We're launching the Campaign for Big Ideas to make the run for the White House smarter, bolder, and a lot more ambitious.