Superintendents say U.S. invests too little in early education
Just 2% believe their state is investing too much and 15% report the level of investment is about right.
These results are from a survey of U.S. public school superintendents conducted by Gallup June 15-July 9, 2017.
Not only do the majority of public school superintendents say investment in these programs is inadequate, but about as many (77%) also say early childhood care and education has "a great deal" of impact on the long-term success of students in school - underscoring its perceived importance.
Few superintendents agree or strongly agree (16%) that high-quality early childhood care and education is available to every family in their state - with far more, 63%, saying they disagree or strongly disagree.
At most, 20% of superintendents from city, suburban, town and rural school districts agree that high-quality early education is available for all families, with those from city school districts least likely to agree or strongly agree (8%). ■