Business leaders who embrace early childhood education

From the Washington Post:

Brian Maher stood at a podium in front of a sold-out crowd at the august U.S. Chamber of Commerce building across from the White House Wednesday morning and started in on a big speech on: early childhood education.

That’s right. In front of the nation’s most powerful business group, the retired chairman and CEO of Maher Terminals, one of the biggest port terminals on the East Coast, and former chairman of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce wanted to talk about embracing preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds. And high quality “Birth to Five” learning — in other words, good child care.

“Early childhood education is not an entitlement,” Maher said. “It’s an investment in the future.”

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