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Obama Promises 'Big Push' for Pre-K Proposal

Friday, 22 Feb 2013 09:11 AM


President Barack Obama is promising a "big push" for his proposal to provide pre-K for all 4-year-olds.

In an interview broadcast Friday with radio host Yolanda Adams, Obama said, "we're going to make a big push on that."

Having the world's best education system will help create jobs and boost the middle class, but it starts with early childhood education, according to Obama.

He cited studies showing that children who attended pre-kindergarten do better in school, are less likely to become teen parents, and are more likely to attend college, have a job, and form stable families.

Obama announced the proposal in his State of the Union address last week. Republicans have questioned the cost, which the White House has yet to reveal.


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