This site is written and maintained by Jessie B. Ramey, Ph.D., a parent of two Pittsburgh Public School students. She is a historian of working families, gender, race and U.S. social policy and a Visiting Scholar in Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Social History, Journal of Family History, Children and Youth Services Review, as well as the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and AlterNet.org, among others. She has twice been recognized by the White House with invitations to meet with President Obama’s senior policy advisors. Her new book is Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages. Unless otherwise specified, all views expressed on this site are those of the author.

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