Story by 89 WLS Reporter Bill Cameron
(CHICAGO) Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the success of early childhood education should not be measured.
Some say government funded early childhood education isn’t worth the expense because research indicates the kids forget what they’ve learned by the third grade.
At the ounce of prevention luncheon, Emanuel called this “crazy.”
“While a lot of us talk about measuring the success of early childhood education, I don’t think this is something you measure,” Emanuel said. “I actually think this is something you value. None of us would be here if it wasn’t for the investment our parents made, the choices they made.”
And now Emanuel has begun charging some parents for the early childhood education the city provides.
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