Requiring D.C. child-care workers to have degrees is a mistake

It doesn’t take four years of higher education to see the unintended consequences of requiring D.C.’s child-care workers to have college degrees [“A higher degree of child care,” Metro, April 1].

The District’s new restrictions will undoubtedly make child care more expensive. For many workers, staying in a job that now requires an expensive degree is not realistic. The result will be a needless shortage of good people to care for our kids.

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