Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, preschools and kindergartens are suddenly in the limelight. IEU journalist Angus Hoy looks at media perceptions of a highly skilled profession that is often misconstrued as “childcare”.
One of the many impacts of the COVID-19 crisis has been to lay bare the fundamental inequalities of our society. In polarised economies and labour markets, the burden created by the virus has fallen on the most vulnerable. This ripping back of the curtain has been the theme of the news and countless blogs, think pieces, letters to the editor, op-eds and commentary.