Election Day is fast approaching, and we want to make sure that candidates include young children and families in their education agendas. So, from now until the Friday before Election Day, I will run a question of the week to ask candidates running for state and federal office. The regular Friday “In Quotes” feature will return after Election Day.
Also, check out the Election 2012 page on our website. It provides tips for voters on how to focus attention on high-quality early education and reading proficiency this campaign season and information for candidates interested in becoming champions for young children.
Here is this week’s question:
Leading economists – including Nobel Prize winner James Heckman and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke – say investing in high-quality early education is both cost effective and critical for our long-term economic viability. What will you do to make sure we invest the public dollars needed to ensure that all children have access to high-quality early education?