Posted: Feb 14, 2013 11:09 AM by Associated Press
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - President Barack Obama says he wants to make preschool available to all 4-year-olds, a vast expansion of existing early childhood education programs.
He says that education has to start at the earliest possible age.
Obama spoke Thursday after touring a childhood education center in Decatur, Ga. Following a meeting with children and preschool teachers, he says, quote, "If you're looking for a good bang for your education buck, this is it right here."
The president is traveling for a second day following his State of the Union address, pressing initiatives for his second term.
The White House has not said how much such a program would cost. Details would be in its upcoming budget next month.
Obama's plan was not well-received by Republicans in the GOP-controlled House of Representatives.
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