Mayor Castro Uses National T.V. Appearance to Talk Early Education
Since his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro has become a national political figure. This morning, Castro was on NBC's "Today Show" talking about education.
Castro is in New York for a national education conference and took time to appear on the "Today Show" to trumpet the need for more parent involvement in their kids’ education.
Castro also took the opportunity to plug his Pre-K 4 SA initiative.
“What we are doing in San Antonio is we actually have a ballot initiative to start early to significantly invest in pre-K education," said Castro. "It’s so important that research shows the greatest return on investment is if you get kids in at three, four years old.”
Pre-K 4 SA would raise the sales tax one eight of a cent to fund the full day pre-kindergarten program. Opponents say there are too many unanswered questions about the plan.
See the video (Mayor Castro begins at 3.25 in the clip):