The Seattle Times is right to recognize the value of high-quality preschool instruction based on models tested elsewhere in the nation [“In November, make the right choice for universal pre-K in Seattle,” Opinion, July 30]. Rice University research by Betty Hart and Todd Risley found that, by age three, children born into economically disadvantaged…More
Topic: Universal pre-K
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Like most working moms with preschoolers, I am not able to attend City Council meetings or lobby our mayor to do the right thing for education [“Voters should thwart attempts to hijack mayor’s pre-K mandate,” Opinion, June 19]. So I was pleased when the council did what our city needed: to put forward…More
It makes me sad that so many people seem to have the attitude that “I got mine, now you are on your own,” especially when they are talking about babies and preschoolers [“Why should everyone else pay for your children? ,” Northwest Voices, June 25]. Many babies are born into families that, for one…More
I agree that “even before it hits the ballot” the mayor’s pre-K plan has significant problems, but I disagree on what they are [“Voters should thwart attempts to hijack mayor’s pre-K mandate,” Opinion, June 19]. The biggest problems with the mayor’s plan are: First, it is not universal. It’s a pilot plan covering only 14…More
Those of us who have been caring for young children over the past several decades have placed Initiative I-107 on the ballot. I doubt that The Seattle Times consulted any of us before penning Friday’s editorial [“Voters should thwart attempts to hijack mayor’s pre-K mandate,” Opinion, June 19]. If you work and have a…More