Playdate & Politics: Fighting for Universal Pre-K

It’s time for universal pre-kindergarten to be a reality in Massachusetts. Join us for a discussion with State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz about how we can make this happen. KIDS ARE WELCOME. Coffee will be served. This discussion is being organized by a group of local JP parents and friends.

Chang-Diaz Highlights Two Main Focuses: Early Childhood Education and Criminal Justice Reform

State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz spoke to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council on Tuesday night about the two issues she is most focused on -- early childhood education and a comprehensive criminal justice reform. Chang-Diaz said "neighborhood issues are always cooking in my office" but added that charter schools have taken up the majority of her time the last several months, which is an issue across the state. "I'm a big proponent of early childhood education," said Chang-Diaz senator who is chair of the Joint Committee on Education. "My conclusion -- both from the district and state-wide, is that high-quality early childhood education is imperative for underserved children." She said she's filed legislation that would fund programs for "universal state-wide access for very young children to take part in the school system."