Can Child Advocates Capitalize on Sacramento’s Rise in Parent-Lawmakers?

Stanford’s recently released Getting Down to Facts II illustrates both the challenge and opportunity we collectively face: families’ lack of access to affordable, quality early learning experiences has a detrimental effect on children’s achievement in the K-12 system. In this Fox&Hounds opinion piece, Gabriel Sanchez, Director of Communications for First 5 LA and 20-year veteran of California politics asks, can Gov. Newsom’s talk of “cradle to career” solutions re-position education as a lifetime pursuit and ready our children for success? The author states that it will take continued work by advocates to build upon what the state Legislature has done recently to arrive at an answer