“We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.” Barack Obama
There’s a reason the children of today are learning harder and faster than we had to. How many of you are shocked that a kindergartener’s homework looks a lot like your third grade assignments? The more we learn about our development, the better we can educate future generations, and studies show the earlier you learn the better.
Most people begin to learn successfully around age three. In fact, we develop most of our personality by age five, and the rest is just a maturing process.
Not only is the learning process progressing, luckily, so is support from the government. If you visit The White House website, you can read about Obama’s plan for early education for all citizens.
Obama noted the dramatic difference in an adult who received education at an early age, and he knows it works. His plan is to offer this opportunity to every American, for hopes of a bright, intelligent future generation.
Some of the proposals include high-quality preschools, regardless of family income or locale. The plan also includes the expansion of kindergarten from a half day, to a full day of school nationwide. Luckily for us in Texas, we have full day kindergarten programs for our children.
Another interesting fact is the extension of voluntary home visiting. These programs will allow professionals to connect with children, ensuing they receive adequate care and education.
Obama’s commitment to ensuring quality education to all is a much-needed act of sanity; this is a bright sign for our future.
To read Obama’s full plan, click here.