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The New Common School Movement: The PRE-K Act and Paths to Universal Preschool Education


by Barbara Beatty September 17, 2008

Informed by the history of the common school movement and movement to universalize public kindergartens, I summarize the PRE-K Act, H.R. 3289, and discuss potential benefits and obstacles to its passage. I focus on the debate about whether publicly-supported preschools should be run by public schools or multiple public-private providers, the main policy issue in universal preschool education today, which I term the common school movement of the twenty-first century.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 17, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15381, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 2:08:56 PM

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  • Barbara Beatty
    Wellesley College
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    BARBARA BEATTY is Professor of Education at Wellesley College and author of Preschool Education in America: the Culture of Young Children from the Colonial Era to the Present, and other works on the history of preschool education and policy.
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