« Obama Talks Preschool During Costa Rica Trip | Main | TFA Finds Climate Ripe to Train More Pre-K Teachers »

Coalition Funnels 'Thank-You' Notes to White House on Pre-K Push

It will take dozens of little red wagons to deliver more than 30,000 thank-you notes to President Barack Obama next week, but that's exactly how the folks spearheading the Strong Start for Children campaign aim to do it.

The letters—including pieces of artwork done by children—were written in response to the president's budget, which outlines a multi-billion dollar expansion of preschool programs, said Helen Blank, director of child care and early learning at the Washington-based National Women's Law Center, an advocacy group.

The NWLC solicited the letters along with the 39 other organizations that make up the Strong Start for Children campaign, which is lobbying to pass the budget.

The response was surprising, said Blank: Initially, the campaign had hoped to gin up 10,000 thank-yous.

President Obama "singled out young children and people are very appreciative," she said, adding that letters are still coming in.

To learn more about the NWLC, click here.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Follow This Blog


Most Viewed on Education Week



Recent Comments