Gov. Pritzker lays out his next steps in rebuilding Illinois’ early education system (Chalkbeat Chicago)
Wednesday’s announcement charged up advocates and providers who’ve been agitating for change in an early education system that has been decimated in the past decade by budget cuts, leadership changes, and a lack of focus.
Maria Whelan, the CEO of Illinois Action for Children, compared the past several years to the mythological hero Sisyphus pushing a boulder up a hill. “I feel today like we are still at a steep hill, but at the top we have a flat spot where we can sit, we can rest, we can celebrate and we can reflect on the fact that we have done good for children and families, particularly the most vulnerable.”
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