Thursday, September 04, 2014

Reminder: Pre-K Forum Tonight

I meant to get this up as a reminder this morning but the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County is having a forum on Early Childhood Education tonight.  (They will not be specifically discussing the two propositions that will be on the ballot in November but it may come up during Q&A).

Thursday, September 4 at 7:00 PM
Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle
Free and open to the public

Research has shown that attendance in high-quality preschools leads to a higher rate of high school and college graduation, a higher rate of employment, and a lower risk of criminal behavior. Given the enormous potential child development and societal payoff, how will we define and deliver this preschool? Attend our September forum to join a public discourse on early learning and the role of public policy. Panelists representing the Puget Sound Educational Service District, University of Washington, and Thrive by Five will speak and answer questions. Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

2 comments:

Catherine said...

Sadly "high quality" is proposed by neither initiative. Vote No.

Melissa Westbrook said...

And here's the problem: it's not defined by either campaign and I'm not taking anyone's word for it.