Putting Education Reform To The Test

President Obama Proposed Universal Preschool Program

President Barack Obama proposed a major expansion of federal funding for preschool programs during the first State of the Union speech of his second term. It was the first time a president has proposed universal preschool in a State of the Union speech.

Obama’s education agenda during his first term focused primarily on K-12 reforms and loan programs for college students. Early education emerged as a top priority for his second term Tuesday, though, as he promised that his administration will work with states to ensure all students have access to high-quality preschool. Currently, fewer than 30 percent of four-year-olds are enrolled in such programs, Obama said.

Read more at: hechingerreport.org

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