Edsall writes column on preschool education in Baltimore Sun

Edsall writes column on preschool education in Baltimore Sun
December 31, 2013, 2:15 pm
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He might be a college football coach, but he cares about preschool education, too.

That's the point Maryland's Randy Edsall was trying to make in a column published in the Baltimore Sun last week supporting a push to increase funding for preschool programs within the state.

Edsall essentially laid out the plan, citing success with similar programs in other states, while pointing out the perceived need for more funding in Maryland.

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"As the football coach at the University of Maryland, College Park, I consider myself fortunate to have players who have the academic foundation to be successful in college," Edsall wrote. "College coaches nationwide have a vested interest in expanding the pipeline of young adults who are prepared for the rigors of college work."

He cites studies that claim a "profit" for society on an investment in preschool education, with which he drives his final point home.

"That's a bottom-line impact that should matter to everyone who wants high school graduates who play to win in college and in life."

Spoken like a true football coach.

You can read the full editorial here.