1 Billion Dollars for Early Childhood Education

President Obama has pledged 1 billion dollars for early childhood education; the federal government along with corporate sponsors are going to help kids get a leg up in life.

“The effort being led by the First Five Years Fund will challenge the private and public sectors to spend more on early childhood education. Among those supporting the campaign are The Walt Disney Co. with $55 million, the LEGO Foundation with $5 million and the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation with $25 million.”

Some questions to ponder are: How significant is this? and Does it bother anyone that there is a  corporate sponsorship of the earliest and most basic formal education of future children? Is this a trend that we will continue to see in the future?

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