Early Childhood Education In California Could See Big Changes Under Gavin Newsom

Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom is promising universal preschool for the next generation, and with Democrats winning a supermajority in the state Legislature, education in California is likely to see some big changes.

Newsom's plan includes preschool for all children, which estimated to cost around $2 billion a year.

Susanna Loeb, an education scholar who’s investigated the state of pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education in California, says the state falls far behind others in providing consistent, high-quality early childhood learning. She thinks universal preschool will help.