Paul Becker has pursued a dual career for many years as a
high school teacher and a journalist. His journalism
career began as a U.S. Army correspondent in Europe while
in the service and continued through his years as a high
school teacher. Throughout his teaching career, he
authored many articles on American history as well as
those that promoted the cause of public education. He has
written for and edited teacher publications that
championed the welfare of teachers and children.
Early in his career, he was a member of the
editorial staff of TU's weekly, Teacher News,
a paper devoted to the ongoing battle for expanding and enriching
public education for all children. Later, he was the editor of the
quarterly Teacher Action, a publication that promoted the
For several years he was the editor of Between the Lines,
a newsletter for freelance writers in New York and for ten years he edited
Steel Industry Update, a newsletter on American industry for an economic
research firm in New York.
Along with Nettie Becker, he is the coauthor of
A Comprehensive Guide for Caregivers in Day Care Settings.
With the large number of women now in the American workforce,
particularly in light of current economic realities, he is a
passionate advocate for a national program of high-quality
affordable early child care for families who want it.
Nettie Becker has devoted her entire professional life to working
with young people, first as a teacher and counselor of high school
students, and for the past 20 years in the field of infant and
early child care. She has designed, set up, and implemented a
movement program of adaptive physical education at a school for
special children and has worked as a child development consultant
for day care programs in New York City. She has also taught
parenting classes in the continuing education department at Molloy
College in New York.
She currently conducts workshops in child
development and movement through play for parents and their
children in community library programs in Nassau County, NY.
Becker is a fellow emeritus in early childhood
group therapy at the Child Development Center of the Jewish Board
of Family and Childrens Services and was part of the programs
continuing education committee that served as a consulting group
for child care professionals.
She is co-author with Paul of A
Comprehensive Guide for Caregivers in Day Care Settings
(1999). She is also a member of the Academy of Dance Therapists
Registered, specializing in the combined use of movement and
psychology in the development of young children.