Filmmaker Rob Reiner Speaks About Publicly-Funded Preschool
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Does California need a publicly funded voluntary preschool program? Reiner says yes, and he's backing the Preschool for All Act, which would draw funds by taxing high earners. The director behind Hollywood hits The Princess Bride and When Harry Met Sally, Reiner is no novice in the public policy arena. He led the fight for Prop. 10, securing funds for community health care and early childcare programs. Fellow supporters of the Preschool for All Act include education and law enforcement groups – but some business groups and anti-tax organizations are against it. Fellow Tinseltown veteran Governor Schwarzenegger has yet to weigh in on the initiative, which will appear on the June primary ballot. Hear Reiner discuss why this initiative is critical to the future of California's children.
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