Duncan: Preschool programs help put students on equal footing

04/19/2013 | Washington Post, The

Students enrolled in full-day preschool programs are better able to learn when they start kindergarten -- putting them on the path to success throughout their education and giving them the opportunity "to join the middle class," Education Secretary Arne Duncan writes in this opinion article. Duncan offers support for President Barack Obama's plan to provide greater access to full-day preschool programs for children from low-income and disadvantaged backgrounds.

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