The President's call for a national commitment to early childhood education should be welcome news to Alabamians. Hardly any state stands to benefit more from quality, universal pre-K more than Alabama. Our state desperately needs the investments proposed by the President in manufacturing, clean energy, infrastructure and education that will grow our economy and expand our middle class--the engine of our economic growth.
The President has called loud and clear for us to rededicate ourselves to the expansion of opportunity for all Americans. Let everyone here in Alabama work together to move forward, not back."