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Pre-School For All; Florida voters to decide if it’s worth up to $650 million

October 21, 2002
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Toni Marshall
Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Fl

Voters will go to the polls next month to decide whether the state should pay for pre-school for all Florida 4-year-olds at an estimated cost of $425 million to $650 million. Most agree a universal pre-kindergarten program would benefit young children, giving them a leg up in reading and classroom skills.