New effort to reform early education gives some a sense of deja vu

 
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The line behind the microphone snaked down the aisle, as two dozen people stepped up to advocate for their slice of the early childhood education pie.
Several members of the local education workers union argued for collective bargaining rights for child care workers. A representative from the research policy center Zero to Three spoke up "on behalf of the near 1.5 million infants and toddlers in California," while someone from First 5 LA mentioned the need for more transitional kindergarten opportunities for four-year-olds.