Research shows that early-childhood educators are as valuable as those in K–12 classrooms. So why are they paid far less?
Few conversations focus on improving early elementary years, the linchpin of the pre-K-to-12 education system.
Business leaders, law enforcement, retired military leaders, charitable foundations, and Nobel-winning economists—not to mention President Obama—support better preschool. Why hasn't there been more progress?
As President Obama knows, early childhood education is a must. But without proper K-12 follow-up, its benefits could simply fade away.