Issue Brief Americans have long imagined our nation to be a land of equal opportunity, where anyone can succeed with talent and hard work. Unfortunately, economic mobility is a scarce commodity today, and a child’s life chances are too often dictated by his or her parent’s pocketbook.
Issue Brief Increased investments in high-quality preschool education for all children, regardless of income, will put us more in line with the rest of the world and ensure school readiness for our most at-risk children.
Map If we are to stay competitive in the global economy, we need to ensure all our children are ready for school.
Early education in the United States seriously lags behind programs in other nations. The United States must increase investment in early education to improve the accessibility and quality of our preschools.
The president’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal calls for a bold new $75 billion investment in preschool.
Interactive This interactive map shows the number of 3- and 4-year-olds left out of state-funded pre-K programs nationwide.
Most of the projected massive run up in debt over the next quarter century is actually driven by the assumption that future Congresses will enact huge new deficit-increasing tax cuts and spending hikes, not by the growth in entitlement spending.