Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (November 4) about a bill passed by the House that would send $8 billion to states to boost the quality of preschools and expand the number of preschool spots for disadvantaged children.

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For more about the campaign for universal preschool education in the United States, see “The Preschool Picture

Peterson and Finn’s previous podcasts:

Voters Choose Neighborhood Schools over Socioeconomic Diversity (10/29/09)
The Nobel Committee Isn’t the Only One Giving Speculative Prizes
Will Michelle Rhee Triumph?
Will the Federal Role in Education Double?
Charter Schools Narrow Achievement Gaps in New York City (10/1/09)
What Congress Is Not Working On
Charter Schools, Unions, and Linking Teachers with Student Achievement Data

Last updated November 4, 2009