It’s your junior year of high school. You want to go to college. You've heard your salary can be a lot higher if you have a bachelor's degree, but getting into a good school is difficult and finishing college is even harder. Do you know what it takes to find the right school, pay for it, declare your major and graduate on time?
Seattle, Cincinnati and San Antonio are just three of a growing number of cities to develop high-quality public preschool programs paid for by new local taxes.
Can a locally elected school board bring true accountability to the city’s diffuse network of charter schools, or will the corruption and favoritism that plagued the city’s school board before Katrina return, giving an upper hand to savvy, well-connected parents and communities?
Children of parents who attended a high-quality preschool program in the 1960s were better educated, healthier, better employed and more likely to stay stably married, especially if they were boys born to preschool-educated fathers.