The State of the Union for education

President Barack Obama (C) delivers his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol February 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama declared he wants to make pre-school available to every child in America:

"Every dollar we invest in high quality early-childhood education, can save more than $7 later on -- by boosting graduation rates, reducing teen pregnancy, even reducing violent crime."

Marketplace's education reporter Amy Scott shares her thoughts on universal pre-school access, high-school funding, and Obama's plans for higher education.


About the author

Amy Scott is Marketplace’s education correspondent covering the K-12 and higher education beats, as well as general business and economic stories.


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