CBS21: Franco Harris and Bruce Baumgartner talk about the importance of pre-k
January 25, 2017

Two standout athletes talked about the importance of academics in Harrisburg today.

Pittsburgh Steelers legend Franco Harris and four-time Olympic medalist Bruce Baumgartner called on lawmakers to scale up access to high quality pre-kindergarten programs.

I had what we called nursery school back when I was growing up and I could see that some of the kids had a little bit of an advantage over some of the kids who maybe didn’t have that opportunity.

They found that American children are far behind the pack when it comes to international academic achievements.

In creating more access to pre-K programs they hope kids will be better prepared for academic and lifetime success.

Watch the video here.