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Some Children Left Behind

Author Cristina Novoa critiques Deputy Secretary of Education nominee Mick Zais and his track record of neglecting the benefits of early learning.

Mick Zais, President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as deputy secretary of education, faces his nomination hearing before the Senate Health, Education and Labor Pensions Committee on Wednesday afternoon. One of the critical questions senators will no doubt ask him is how to develop a citizenry with the skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century. That question leads to a different, deeper one for educators and scientists: How well are we preparing young children to enter school ready to learn?

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Cristina Novoa

Senior Policy Analyst