President Barack Obama Greets Sen. Lester Jackson during Georgia Visit

ATLANTA (February 15, 2013) – Sen. Lester Jackson had the distinguished privilege of meeting President Barack Obama during his visit to Decatur’s College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center on Thursday February 14.

“I was honored to shake hands with our President as he continues to fight for our children’s future,” said Sen. Jackson.  “Here in Georgia, we have made it a precedent to invest in our children’s education early.  I will continue to lend my support to our president to take Georgia’s Pre-K program nationwide.”

During Obama’s visit, he spoke with state and community leaders praising Georgia for its high-quality preschool program.

“Every dollar we invest in quality education can save more than seven dollars later on,” said Obama. “In states like Georgia that have made it a priority to educate our youngest children, students … are more likely to graduate from high school, to hold a job, even to form a more stable family. This works. We know it works. If you’re looking for a good bang for your educational buck, this is it right here.”


For Immediate Release:
February 15, 2013

For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director
Adam Sweat, Communications Specialist