This is a really big deal!
In last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama called for
universal access to preschool so that “none of our children start the race of
life already behind.” That the President
of the United States declared such a national goal in the biggest speech of the
year shows how far we have come in getting the message out about the critical
importance of early childhood education.
Illinois should heed the President’s call and reinvest in preschool to
give children in Illinois a head start in life.
Watch this clip on YouTube where the President discusses the importance of preschool:
Help us spread the word about starting to invest in children
at — as President Obama said — “the earliest possible age” by sharing this (also on Facebook and Twitter) with
your families, friends, and colleagues.
Also be sure to read Voices’ President Gaylord Gieseke’s
recent op-ed in the Springfield Journal-Register calling on the General
Assembly to make preschool a priority in Illinois.