Change has been made. People are aware of the significance early education has on children and their future - as well as our nation's future.
Money has been put toward early education on the state and federal levels - over the last 10 years states have increased their preschool investment by more than 200%. Although, more is needed. Latino and African- American children are the least likely to participate in early education programs. If they do participate, high quality programs are not where they are going.
Research has shown that children who participate in early education programs fair better in all aspects of their lives and directly impacts their success as adults.
Right now the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is being reauthorized and the education world is calling for a strong bill to ensure quality public education is a priority.
Thoughts about all of this? Comment Below. Learn more about Mr. Duncan's proposed ESEA bill here.