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Mayor Emanuel Proposes Free Preschool For Entire City

On Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a plan to roll out free full-day preschool for all four-year-olds in Chicago within the next four years.

For many Chicago parents with a child in Pre-K, the plan could mean thousands of dollars in savings per year.

The announcement comes in the midst of a mayoral race that is heating up, with the mayor facing at least nine challengers for his seat.

Morning Shift takes a look at the mayor’s plan, and the benefits and potential pitfalls of the current preschool model.

GUESTS: Becky Vevea, WBEZ politics reporter

Geoffrey Nagle, President and CEO of the Erikson Institute, the early childhood development organization based in Chicago


Emanuel calls for free full-day public pre-school for 4-year-olds

 (Tribune 5/30/18)

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