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    Our Priorities

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    Engaged & Empowered Parents

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    Quality & Affordable Child Care

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    Excellent Early Grades Teaching

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    Strong Accountability Systems

    Tennessee’s Education Foundation Needs Repair

    A strong early education foundation, birth through 3rd grade, is the key to academic achievement, workforce success, and economic prosperity.

    That’s why we’re deeply concerned that two-thirds of Tennessee’s third graders are not proficient in reading and math.

    TQEE is a nonpartisan coalition of Tennesseans fighting to remedy that.

    Our Poll

    Tennesseans across party lines agree: Early Education is Key

    2021 Tennessee Early Education Poll

    Lend Your Voice to Help Shape Tennesee's Future

    TQEE is a bipartisan coalition of Tennesseans fighting to ensure our children get the quality early education they need to power our state's future.

    Tennessee's Educational Foundation Needs You

    A prosperous Tennessee starts with a strong foundation. Join our mission to support early education and provide the building blocks for Tennessee's future.

    Join 28,047 TQEE Coalition Members

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      Leaders We Trust

      In my 20 years as a pastor, I have experienced the meaningful impact of quality child care and Pre-K. We have a moral responsibility to provide these opportunities to allow our children to escape poverty.

      Keith Norman
      Senior Pastor Broad Ave. Baptist

      Leaders We Trust

      My work with high-quality teachers & programs has shown we need more, not less early education. We maintain a waiting list for our programs, which leaves no doubt of the need for quality pre-k programs.

      Dr. Amy Doran
      Early Childhood Coordinator Kingsport City Schools

      Leaders We Trust

      Quality 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.

      Larry Jensen
      CEO Cushman & Wakefield

      Leaders We Trust

      I am proud to support the work of TQEE. Law enforcement leaders see firsthand and the research is clear that high-quality early learning programs set our children up for success and can steer kids away from crime.

      David Rausch
      Director of TN Bureau of Investigations

      Leaders We Trust

      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.

      Rev. Kenneth Robinson, MD
      CEO United Way of Mid-South

      Leaders We Trust

      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
      CEO, Bristol Chamber of Commerce

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