Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A grim seven percent cut for our youngest students

Kentucky preschoolers are about to lose some important financial support.  Enrollment is rising while state funding is declining.  As a result, the Kentucky Board of Education today accepted dollar figures for next year that will be a major step backward in state support for each preschool student:
Next time someone tells you state funding for education has been preserved, tell them about the at-risk four-year-olds from low-income families and the three-and-four-year-olds with disabilities who need a strong start on their futures--and whose chances will be weakened next year.

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