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Opinion: Universal pre-K urged as vital to education


September 3, 2003
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Barbara Schlichtman
The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA

Offering a voluntary prekindergarten program in Louisiana would better prepare children for first grade and reduce their risk of being poor readers later in school. Louisiana has its LA4 Early Childhood Program, which prepares at-risk 4-year-olds for school by teaching them colors, letters, numbers and more.