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Could Universal Preschool Close the Achievement Gap?

Posted by by Ashley on 2/4/2021 to News

"A perfect film for [the] push for racial equality, 'Starting at Zero' explores the power and societal impact of investing in high-quality early childhood education." — Cleveland.com

Study after study shows the impact of early-childhood education on development and success later in life, yet the United States still only offers free public education beginning at kindergarten. This leaves lower income families at a distinct disadvantage, perpetuating cycles of poverty and societal inequality that span generations. Starting at Zero is the first film to make the case for free, public early-childhood education by shining a light on successful pre-K education programs in states like Alabama and Montana. This compelling film demonstrates that providing better opportunities for children is an issue with rare bipartisan support, and could be a key to ensuring success for future generations across the socioeconomic spectrum.

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