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Pre-Kindergarten news and analysis from The Nation
April 24, 2017
New York City’s Mayor Proposes Free Universal Preschool for 3-Year-Olds
With “3-K for All in NYC,” Bill de Blasio is ramping up the fight against educational inequality.
March 14, 2017
Trump’s Childcare Plan Will Only Help the Rich
What kind of childcare plan gives the majority of its funding to families making over $100,000 a year?
November 23, 2016
Victories on Minimum Wage and Child Care Went Unnoticed After Election Day
Trump’s victory was a setback for women, but they made strides on some issues vital to gender equality.
October 25, 2016
Segregation Begins in Pre-K
New York City’s lauded universal pre-K program has a problem when it comes to diversity in the classroom.
October 5, 2016
12 Reasons to Vote for Hillary That Have Nothing to Do With Trump
She and her platform represent much more than just “the lesser evil.”
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June 24, 2016
Inequality Is Even Seeping Into Preschool Classrooms
Education disparities start early.
May 23, 2016
A Soda Tax Is Fundamentally Regressive. What if It’s Philadelphia’s Best Hope for Progressive Change?
Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney has proposed taxing sugary beverages to pay for universal pre-kindergarten and other popular initiatives.
May 20, 2016
Without More Even Investment, Universal Pre-K Won’t Be Universal
When pre-K teachers at community centers typically make $27,000 less than public elementary-school teachers, how can we expect quality early-childhood education?
April 28, 2016
Jane Sanders Has Some Harsh Words for Our Public Education System
In this interview, Bernie Sanders’s wife explains how schools would be different under President Sanders.
March 17, 2016
Black Kids in Mississippi Are Being Systematically Denied the Services They Are Entitled To
The government’s mistrust of local communities is so strong, it’s underwriting the miseducation of a whole generation.