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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Good Luck in California

The state of California is taking the opportunity to vote on a proposition to create a universal preschool. I wish the proponents of this proposition good luck. I do know that there are benefits when a child attends a quality preschool. The prospect of allowing every child to access preschool is exciting. Yes, it will take a lot of money and there will need to be monitoring of quality programs, but it is thrilling. With so many states who still don't require a child to attend kindergarten it is refreshing to hear about a state that is making an effort to support preschool children. Unfortunately, in our current society, it is evident that we must provide language and literacy support to children prior to kindergarten. It is more cost efficient to help a child begin the education process in a effective manner than fixing their deficits later in life. If the proposition in California passes, let's hope it is a giant step toward a better educational system and a good example to other states.

2 Comments:

At 8:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm from California and it's been interesting to see all the ads and read articles about this proposition 82 that is trying to be passed. The opposing article says that we shouldn't invest the money at preschool level because they should be fixing the k-12 system first. It's interesting because most people who oppose this proposition are not seeing it has helping our education system but just as more money that is not going to the public school system here. It's sad because it's giving people who don't understand or know much about the proposition information that is incorrect or confusing. More power to California!!!

 
At 10:20 AM, Anonymous Kim Harris said...

Kim Harris
What a great step in education if preschool is offered to all children. My nephew took kindergarten again because he didn't advance as fast as the other kids. I believe that if the opportunity to enroll him into a universal preschool was available, it would have better prepared him to excel in kindergarten. Also I hope this will help advance children and make them excited to excel in school. Start young in making the future bright!

 

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