The governor renewed his push for universal preschool in his State of the State address Wednesday. The Smart Start Illinois plan underscores the importance of training educators, and would rework contracts with early childhood education facilities.
Reset breaks it down with a state senator and two experts in early childhood education.
GUESTS: Illinois State Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago), 20th District
Catherine Main, senior lecturer and program coordinator at the UIC College of Education
James Heckman, Nobel Prize-winning economist at the University of Chicago who studies early childhood education