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Why the $16 for 2016 Campaign?

  • The nation’s policies have not caught up to the significant body of research and science on the benefits for children, families, and society of high-quality early learning with skilled, knowledgeable teachers.
  • Delivering on the promise of early learning requires a dynamic, diverse early childhood profession, teaching excellence, and a teacher wage and compensation structure that attracts and retains the best and the brightest.
  • Every young child deserves high-quality early learning experiences, regardless of age or setting. The $16 for 2016 campaign will work to ensure the promise to children—and to those who educate them—is part of our national conversation and clearly visible on the political stage.

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