Obama pushes preschool programs in Georgia trip
BY JOSH LEDERMAN AND PHILIP ELLIOTT ASSOCIATED PRESS DECATUR, Ga. (AP) – President Barack Obama on Thursday pitched a new plan to make preschool available to all 4-year-old children, declaring, "Education has to start at the earliest possible age." With teachers as a backdrop, Obama made his case for greater access to preschool, arguing that poor children in particular can benefit. "Study after study shows that the earlier a child starts learning, the better he or she does down the road," he said. "But here's the thing: We are not doing enough to give all of our kids that chance."