Why universal pre-K may help stem crime

Law enforcement has been advocating for investment in policies and programs that provide early education.
 (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Law enforcement has been advocating for investment in policies and programs that provide early education. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Posted October 20, 2021 at 3:03pm

As Congress deliberates this week on what should be included in the reconciliation bill, child care and specifically universal pre-K is being debated. Educators, parents and doctors have long advocated for pre-K. Another group has added its voice to the chorus: law enforcement.

Mary C. Curtis sits down with Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, the president of the National Sheriffs’ Association, to discuss how early education helps develop life skills.

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