Earlier this week, NBC’s Brian Williams asked Mitt Romney about his plans for early childhood education. Romney didn’t spell out any new initiatives; instead, he focused on the role of parents, saying that it can be “extraordinarily important” for one parent to stay home with their child during the early years. More here.
That answer may have made folks who think the federal government should use the bully pulpit to encourage parent responsibility very happy. But it also raised some eyebrows yesterday from panelists at a New America Foundation event in Washington exploring early childhood education and the presidential campaign. Watch it here.