On August 11th, 2019 our Iowa team was able to catch up with former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld before he took the stage for his soapbox speech. Children’s advocate Emilee Harris asked him what he planned to do as president to address the child care crisis.
Weld says: “Well the main thing I think we gotta do is start early, but also have standards and accountability in K-12, so that it’s not just social promotion. We did that in Massachusetts and it led us to be number one in the country in reading and math 25 years in a row.”
To see Weld’s full answer, watch the video above.
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