First Book President Kyle Zimmer Reacts to Obama's Comments on Early Childhood Education

Feb 13, 2013, 10:05 ET from First Book

"We have been talking about these children for generations. All that's lacking is the political will."

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of the nonprofit social enterprise First Book, responded last night to President Obama's comments on early childhood education in the State of the Union address.

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"Lack of access to education and resources for America's most vulnerable children is a national crisis, every bit as serious as immigration reform, gun control and the national debt," said Zimmer. "But unlike so many other complex problems, this is one we know how to solve."

"We have been talking about these children for generations," Zimmer said. "All that's lacking is the political will."

Zimmer's complete response is available on First Book's blog.

About First Book
First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and the elevating the quality of education. For more information, please visit us online or follow our latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

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