We Must Invest In Early Education

Politico

September 9, 2013

 

Delaware is one of many states investing in strengthening its education system by, among other things, implementing the Common Core standards, an effort by America’s governors to raise expectations for what our students learn. But the impact of all K-12 education policies will be limited unless students are prepared to learn on Day One. Unfortunately, we are still not investing enough in early childhood education across the country. Earlier this summer, Congress’s automatic budget cuts shut 57,000 children out of Head Start — a program that has helped prepare millions of low-income kids for kindergarten. We are moving in the wrong direction.
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