President Barack Obama says he wants to make preschool available to all 4-year-olds, a vast expansion of existing early childhood education programs. He says that education has to start at the earliest possible age.
Georgia will not get 70 million in federal grant dollars officials hoped to use to improve early childhood education. The state had hoped to win a portion of the latest federal Race to the Top funding focused on early learning, but was not among nine states chosen for the grants.
Two of Georgia's Gubernatorial Candidates say that the State’s Pre-K program is more important than the Hope Scholarship. Republican Nathan Deal and Democrat Roy Barnes spoke to a group of early childhood advocates in Atlanta Tuesday.