Should Free, Public Education Start from Birth?

From the 2020 Democratic presidential primary debates and beyond, there is increasing discussion of publicly funding universal access to high-quality, paid child care — currently unaffordable for most U.S. families. The nation has long viewed universal, free public education for all children as a common good, now provided from kindergarten or first grade through high school across the country. Should high-quality, paid child care also be considered a common good? Join us for a lively debate.

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Elliot Haspel

Robins Foundation

Katharine Stevens

American Enterprise Institute