Consider some of the toughest long-term challenges we face today—growing inequality, parents struggling to balance work and family—and an education system in which too many children are falling behind before they even start school. Though these challenges seem daunting, there’s one policy that addresses all of them: universal high-quality preschool. That’s why, though other issues may get more attention, President Barack Obama’s proposal in the State of the Union and his speech Thursday at a Georgia pre-K center are game changers.
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