Hillary Clinton Conjures the Wisdom of French Parents

Universal pre-school isn't a new idea for the presidential candidate.

Former U.S. Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a forum on early childhood education at the YMCA of Strafford County June 15, 2015 in Rochester, New Hampshire.

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On Monday at a YMCA in New Hampshire, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sat in front of construction-paper octopuses and hand-prints and read Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar to a pre-kindergarten class. It was a fitting entrée to her campaign's first set of policy proposals: universal, high-quality preschool for every American four-year-old.

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