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Preschool initiative lacks needed details


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 19, 2013

~~<p>The advocates for a state-funded early-learning system are learning that persuading voters to authorize the use of public money for private preschools may not be a slam-dunk proposition. If a constitutional amendment seeking to enable that is to pass, they have a lot of work ahead to help raise the comfort level around this idea.</p>
<p>On Thursday the Good Beginnings Alliance, an interest group that supports early-childhood development and school readiness, released the results of a poll conducted by QMark Research. The general concept of free or subsidized preschool is gaining in favor, according to the survey, with 82 percent now supporting the idea compared with 74 percent a year ago.</p>
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The advocates for a state-funded early-learning system are learning that persuading voters to authorize the use of public money for private preschools may not be a slam-dunk proposition. If a constitutional amendment seeking to enable that is to pass, they have a lot of work ahead to help raise the comfort level around this idea.

On Thursday the Good Beginnings Alliance, an interest group that supports early-childhood development and school readiness, released the results of a poll conducted by QMark Research. The general concept of free or subsidized preschool is gaining in favor, according to the survey, with 82 percent now supporting the idea compared with 74 percent a year ago. Login for more...



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