President Obama wants to see that every four-year-old child gets the chance at an excellent education despite the income level of their parents, and he is pointing the country towards Georgia, where an excellent system is already in place to help children in that age group get what they need educationally, according to Fox News.
Georgia is an excellent example of a state at the forefront of early childhood education success, according to Obama. And one of the state's senators couldn't agree more, although they differ on the reason for the success.
Free kindergarten to all four-year-old children in the state isn't thanks to the federal government or federal dollars, Sen. Johnny Isakson revealed to the Wall Street Journal.
Isakson said that unlike the program the president wants to implement nationally--and to have taxpayers across American fund, to the tune of $98 billion over the next 10 years-- Georgia's program was "started locally, is funded locally and doesn't have a dime of federal money."
And if Georgia is able to offer free kindergarten services to children four years old without a dime from Uncle Sam, then why can't the rest of the country?