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Preschool cutbacks bring a stern caution

July 27, 2003
Economics and FinanceQuality and CurriculumSpecial EducationState & Local
John McElhenny
The Boston Globe

Eliminating funds called shortsighted

Preschoolers in Massachusetts and across the country are being squeezed by the fiscal crisis, according to a report that says budget cuts now will require more spending later, when those children are forced to repeat grades and take special education classes. The report, issued last week by the National Institute for Early Education Research, found that preschool programs in the vast majority of states surveyed had been cut or kept at the same level of funding in annual budgets.