California Fair Share

A grassroots campaign to make sure everyone gets a fair shot, pays their fair share and plays by the same rules

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April 4, 2014

Why equal access to preschool matters to me

By Brianna Taylor I did not go to preschool as a child. My mother was not able to find an early learning or child care program for me and my … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Universal preschool will be a hot issue this spring in Sacramento

By Jessica Calefati, San Jose Mercury Times, 3/3/14 Three little boys crawled around a colorful classroom rug, roaring like dinosaurs as other preschoolers learned the value of a dollar. One … Continue reading

March 5, 2014

Hey Sacramento! Get ready to Rally for Preschool!

We met a bright, ambitious 3 year old girl while petitioning for our preschool campaign last week. She knows her ABCs and the colors of the rainbow. She’d excel in … Continue reading

February 19, 2014

Gapbusters Bus Tour is Rolling!

Early Education Advocates: “California Sets Up Its Littlest Kids to Fail” Coalition of more than 50 organizations to launch a 3-day, 7-stop tour of California highlighting quality early education as fundamental to … Continue reading

February 18, 2014

SAC BEE: Universal Preschool Makes Sense

Editorial: Pre-kindergarten for all 4-year-olds makes sense The Sacramento Bee, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 Oklahoma’s public schools have offered access to all 4-year-olds since 1998. Alabama promises to provide access for … Continue reading

February 17, 2014

Preschool is important, but it’s more important for poor children

By UC Berkeley Professor Bruce Fuller, The Washington Post, February 9, 2014 Stakes were low but passions ran high as fervid 4-year-olds shouted the names of farm animals in Spanish … Continue reading

February 12, 2014

The Gapbusters Bus Tour is Coming!

We’re taking the fight for universal preschool and child care to 7 cities in 3 days! Join us at the State Capitol in Sacramento Thurs. Feb. 20 at 12 pm … Continue reading

February 5, 2014

NY TIMES: Preschool Push Moving Ahead In Many States

By Richard Perez-Pena and Motoko Rich, New York Times, February 3, 2014 Preschool is having its moment, as a favored cause for politicians and interest groups who ordinarily have trouble … Continue reading

February 4, 2014