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Private day care cries foul


July 23, 2002
Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Michelle Krupa
The Times-Picayune, New Orleans

Public preschools not ready, they say

Public schools are not prepared to handle an influx of 4-year-olds into state-financed prekindergarten programs, according to some private preschool directors in the New Orleans area. They also said the state is driving away their business by offering free or low-cost prekindergarten at public schools while also trying to toughen laws that govern teacher-student ratios, distribution of medication and other activities at private day-care centers.