The Act for Better Child Care bill, sponsored by Sen. Christopher Dodd ("Child Care Gets Political at Conference" by Eileen Quigley, March 21), is not the salvation of the working parent as claimed.
It is a discriminatory bill, unfair to lower middle-class and poor workers despite its lofty ideals of federal funding for child care.
The bill would severely restrict the freedom of choice by parents and child care centers. Federal funding would be limited to heavily regulated centers which must censor the teaching of religion and hide all references to and symbols of Judeo-Christian beliefs.
Parents could not place their children in centers of the parents' choice because only day care centers that submit to government control will be allowed federal funds.