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Reading. 'Riting. 'Rithmetic. Ready?

Most agree on the benefits of preschool, but opinions differ on how — and how much — state money will be channeled into initiatives

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 07, 2013

~~<p>June Mather is largely done raising her four kids, who are now in college or beyond, and she's glad she made the decision to take charge of their K-12 education herself. Homeschooling may not be for everyone, but she listens, unconvinced, to the current proposals moving Hawaii toward universal preschool.</p>
<p>&quot;I think preschool children are best nurtured in the home environment,&quot; said Mather, who is part of a Christian homeschooling association. &quot;The Lord gave the children to the parents, and the parents are the best to help the children develop.&quot;</p>
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June Mather is largely done raising her four kids, who are now in college or beyond, and she's glad she made the decision to take charge of their K-12 education herself. Homeschooling may not be for everyone, but she listens, unconvinced, to the current proposals moving Hawaii toward universal preschool.

"I think preschool children are best nurtured in the home environment," said Mather, who is part of a Christian homeschooling association. "The Lord gave the children to the parents, and the parents are the best to help the children develop." Login for more...



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