MomsRising Blog: Why K-12 Superintendents Want to Spend Money on Preschool, and Why You Should Too
Paul Nyhan wrote a great blog post over at Momsrising.org that talked about why K-12 teachers and superintendents are so interested in higher early learning investments:
“If you think only new parents and preschool teachers care about early education think again. A few weeks ago, a group of Washington state superintendents, principals, kindergarten teachers and parents called for bigger investments in preschool. You might think they are worried about getting enough money for their K-12 schools this year, given the state’s lean budget. But, they understand preschool’s importance better than most because they see what happens when at-risk students don’t go.
These students start kindergarten behind and often never catch up.