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Ige takes stand against amendment on funding option for preschools

The gubernatorial candidate raises concerns about fair play by private institutions

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2014

~~<p>In a stark policy difference with Gov. Neil Abercrombie, state Sen. David Ige said Tuesday he opposes a constitutional amendment that would allow public money to be spent on private preschool.</p>
<p>The constitutional amendment, which goes before voters in November, is a critical element in Abercrombie's plan to eventually offer preschool to all of the state's 17,200 4-year-olds at a cost of more than $125 million a year. The state would use a combination of public and private preschool options so parents would have choices.</p>
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In a stark policy difference with Gov. Neil Abercrombie, state Sen. David Ige said Tuesday he opposes a constitutional amendment that would allow public money to be spent on private preschool.

The constitutional amendment, which goes before voters in November, is a critical element in Abercrombie's plan to eventually offer preschool to all of the state's 17,200 4-year-olds at a cost of more than $125 million a year. The state would use a combination of public and private preschool options so parents would have choices. Login for more...



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