Bruce Fuller, author of Standardized Childhood, agrees with presidential candidate Hilary Clinton that we, as a society, need to invest heavily in early childhood education. He takes a firm stance against funding universal preschool, however: studies show that the lasting benefits of preschool are mainly for those coming from low-income families, so that he where Fuller believes we should target our money and attention.
In a recent Op-Ed in the San Jose Mercury News, Fuller analyzes Clinton’s preschool proposal. He believes that “Clinton pinpoints the right problems,” but that her proposals “suffer from the political expediencies and loose thinking that sank Hollywood activist Rob Reiner's universal preschool plan last summer.”
As Virginia works to expand its preschool programs, the Washington Post turned to Fuller to comment upon the issue.