Should Indiana make early-childhood education a priority?

Indiana does not require kindergarten and is one of eight states that does not fund preschool, leaving many students at an academic disadvantage, experts say. The problem affects a disproportionate number of low-income students, who do not qualify for special education or other subsidized programs but whose parents cannot afford to pay for preschool. While some educators maintain that early-childhood education is crucial to children's literacy and cognitive growth, state schools chief Tony Bennett says budget concerns prevent Indiana from offering statewide programs.

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