About 30 national organizations have joined together to improve the plight of pre-schoolers, and the movement's leaders want the presidential candidates to issue a joint proclamation reaffirming their commitment to making sure all children enter school ready to learn by the year 2000.

Ernest Boyer, president of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop formed a National Ready to Learn Council, a non governmental group of the organizations concerned with the well-being of children.

The groups plan to exchange information, encourage state and local programs, monitor progress toward the goal and highlight successful preschool programs.

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