The following Op-Ed by CFT President Joshua Pechthalt originaly ran int eh Sacramento Bee on June 11. You can read it below, as well as here.
As an educator, a parent, and someone who wants to see the next generation given every tool possible to succeed, I support the proposed expansion of child care programs. The earlier we prepare children for the classroom, the stronger their foundation for learning will be.
Of course, expanding child care programs costs money. Fortunately, California voters decided in 2012 to support a progressive tax measure, Proposition 30, which puts our state in a stronger position to support our youngest children while continuing to restore funding for public education.