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Editorial: Alabama can and should expand preschool programs

June 20, 2012
AccessEconomics and FinanceQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Press-Register, Mobile, AL
Press-Register, Mobile, AL

The good and bad news is that Alabama has some high-quality pre-K programs — but not nearly enough of them. Some are rated First Class, an impressive benchmark. But only 6 percent of 4-year-olds in the state have access to them, though 16 percent qualify for federal Head Start, according to the Birmingham News.