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Editorial: Don’t Cut Funding for Kindergarten, Preschool

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

San Jose Mercury News

California’s preschool and kindergarten set are targeted to take some of the biggest hits to funding in the state budget proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The governor should withdraw his plan before it undercuts the critical years of education for some of California’s most vulnerable children.

Almost one-fifth of the $4 billion in state program cuts Brown has proposed would come from early childhood education—child care, preschool and the new transitional kindergarten scheduled to start in the fall. These programs should be among the state’s highest priorities. Children are our most precious resource, and their success paves the way for California’s economy to grow and prosper.

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