Pain is predicted in all quarters as budget cuts are considered inevitable in important social service, public protection and education programs. Most would agree these programs provide necessary and valuable services to Kentuckians, and the consequences of reduced spending could be dire.
But there is one area in particular that, in our view, should be spared the ax: early care and education for Kentucky's children.
That's the opening of Bob Sexton's opinion piece today in the Herald-Leader. Read the full argument, with details on the long-term returns on each dollar spent on early childhood support, here.