Assessing the President’s Preschool Plan
March 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EST
Location: The Thomas B. Fordham Institute (MAP)
1016 16th Street NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for making preschool available to every child in America. But questions abound: Is universal preschool politically and fiscally feasible—or even educationally necessary? Should we be expending federal resources on universal pre-K or targeting true Kindergarten-readiness programs for the neediest kids? How robust is the evidence of lasting impacts? And what exactly is the president proposing?
Join the Thomas B. Fordham Institute for a review of the research on preschool education and a lively debate on the prospects of the president’s preschool plan.
|Sara Mead, associate partner at Bellwether Education Partners and former director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation
|Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst, director of the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution and former director of the Institute for Education Sciences
|Michael J. Petrilli, executive vice president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute|
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