Why some locals are skeptical about Jeff Bezos’ free preschool near Seattle

October 14, 2020

“If Bezos or any other wealthy donor were to fund existing free preschool programs for low-income families in Washington, there are many areas that their wealth can fill, according to Karin Ganz, an administrator at the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). They include supporting more mental health consultation services for parents and students, higher pay for Head Start and ECEAP teachers (a 2016 report from the Department of Education states the annual median salary for a Head Start early learning teacher in Washington was $30,000), expansion of home visiting programs, and scholarships to support teacher degree attainment.”

Read the full article at the link below, featuring Neighborhood House staff members.