Month: September 2013

Business Leaders Rally Around Early Childhood Education -

The chairman of PNC Financial supports it. The former CEO and chairman of Macy’s backs it. The former CEO of Procter & Gamble is for it. And so is the CEO of Kaiser Permanente. So what is it that all these business industry leaders support? Early childhood education. Business leaders are finding that employees entering the workforce have not learned many of the skills necessary to succeed. Too many employees … Read More


“Today’s move to reauthorize the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program represents a critical step toward ensuring children birthto age 5 are ready for school and success in college, career and life. I especially applaud the Committee’s efforts to place a renewed emphasis on thequalityand safetyof early childhood programs. Research conducted by University of Chicago Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman shows that investing in quality early childhood development … Read More

Statement On The Release Of The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 Official Poverty Data -

“The release of today’s census data shows that 15 percent of Americans are still living in poverty, the second consecutive year of this poverty rate. This stalled progress underscores the need to prioritize investments that create education opportunities for kids starting at birth, help families make ends meet and ultimately grow our economy. Leadership on this issue must come from our lawmakers in Washington, D.C. We simply cannot afford to … Read More