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Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s superintendent of schools, is calling on legislators in her state to fund a universal pre-k program. It’s a big step given that some states are only focusing on pre-k for low-income children, but Ritz has a plan.

An Associated Press story features this quote:

“‘The funds are there if the political will exists,’ said Ritz, who is the only Democrat elected to statewide office. ‘With less than 1 percent of the state’s annual budget, we can ensure that most of our children are kindergarten ready.'”

The article adds, “Ritz estimates her plan would cost about $150 million a year and could be paid for with federal funds, reprioritizing some state spending and rededicating money budgeted for other types of child-welfare programs that goes unspent.” (more…)

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