TENNESSEANS FOR QUALITY EARLY EDUCATION is a bipartisan coalition of business, law enforcement, faith, education, civic organizations and individuals committed to quality early childhood education as an essential foundation and urgent priority for a thriving Tennessee.
Tennessee business leaders support quality early education because we know investment in quality early childhood education results in:
- A more skilled workforce with a better quality of life
- Increased spending which drives our economy
- More tax revenue to strengthen our community infrastructure
We support the vision that by 2025, at least seventy-five percent of Tennessee’s third graders will be proficient in reading and math, thereby establishing a solid foundation for future academic achievement, employability, and success in life.
Recruiting new businesses to our region depends on a skilled workforce. Development of essential workforce skills begins in the earliest years of a child’s life when the brain is developing the most.Beth Rhinehart Bristol Chamber of Commerce
Early education has the potential to change lives. An overwhelming amount of research supports investment in early education because of its impact on wages, crime and quality of life.Business leader Larry Jensen Cushman Wakefield, Memphis