“Something amazing is happening in America: We are building a new public education system, nearly from scratch — to serve 3 and 4 year olds. The grand “pre-K” experiment has consequences for our economy, our democracy, and, of course, the little children who will one day lead us all. Suzanne Bouffard is the tour guide we need to understand what is happening and what we can all do to make the experiment a success.” — Elizabeth Green, author of Building a Better Teacher
“Anyone who cares about children, their future, and the future of our country should read THE MOST IMPORTANT YEAR, Suzanne Bouffard’s compelling investigation into the state of preschool education in America...Essential reading for any parent, teacher, or policymaker who believes that all American children deserve a quality pre-K education that will set them up for a lifetime of learning.” — Christine Gross-Loh, author of Parenting Without Borders


"Ready, Willing, and Able is a must-read for everyone (and I mean everyone) who believes that there is more to helping young people become ready for college, work, and life than improving reading competency and mastering the FAFSA application...I can’t remember the last time I read a professional book that taught and inspired as masterfully as this one does... Thanks to the authors, help for young people is on the way. — Karen J. Pittman, president & CEO, The Forum for Youth Investment