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Little pre-K access for Latinos


April 15, 2009
AccessEnglish Language Learners
Margaret Ramirez
Chicago Tribune

Kids behind at start of school, advocates say

Latino families with young children constitute a significant portion of the nation’s population and future workforce, but several studies show those children are less likely to enroll in early education programs because of various barriers including language, cost, transportation and a shortage of pre-kindergarten spots in poor neighborhoods. For those and other reasons, Latino children lag well behind white children in reading and math skills when they start kindergarten.