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What Boston Can Teach Us About Free Universal Preschool Education | WNYC
This clip from WNYC looks at Boston as a case study in universal preschool and how this might translate on a national scale.
A Look At California's Universal Preschool Program | CBS Los Angeles
In this segment, CBS news reports on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s bill to provide free transitional kindergarten to all 4-year-olds in the state.
The Case For Universal Pre-K Just Got Stronger | NPR’s Planet Money
This article discusses research by the National Bureau of Economic Research about the potential economic benefits of universal preschool.
What Does 'High-Quality' Preschool Look Like? | NPR Ed
This NPR Ed piece takes a deep-dive into a public preschool classroom in Oklahoma.
Who created this message?
- What kind of “text” is it?
- How similar or different is it to others of the same genre?
- What are the various elements (building blocks) that make up the whole?
What creative techniques are used to attract my attention?
- What do you notice (about the way the message is constructed)?
- What’s the emotional appeal?
- What makes it seem “real?”
- What's the emotional appeal? Persuasive devices used?
How might different people understand this message differently from me?
- How many other interpretations could there be?
- How could we hear about them?
- How can you explain the different responses?
What lifestyles, values, and points of view are represented in, or omitted from, this message?
- What type of person is the reader/watcher/listener invited to identify with?
- What ideas or perspectives are left out?
- How would you find what’s missing?
- What judgments or statements are made about how we treat other people?
Why is this message being sent?
- What's being sold in this message? What's being told?
- Who is served by or benefits from the message
– the public?
– private interests?
Should free, public preschool be universally available?
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