Op-ed by Megan Barry in The Tennessean
I believe that early childhood education is a key factor in any great public school system. Having earned my undergraduate degree in elementary education, I understand that the skills necessary to graduate high school and go to college are forged at the very beginning of a child's school career.
This is something that most educators and parents understand and agree with. However, the Republican leadership in Tennessee does not, and so once again Nashville is under attack by lawmakers who think they know better than parents, teachers and local officials about what's best for our city, and our children.