Setback Feared for Incoming Kindergartners

Publication: The Cincinnati Enquirer

Author: Krista Ramsey

06/06/2010 - Each year since 2006, more children have entered Cincinnati Public Schools kindergartens ready to read, a strong predictor of future academic success, local early childhood experts say.


"In 2007, the state made some tremendous gains in the investment in pre-K education, but in the last year Ohio took a huge hit," said Marci Young, director of Pre-K Now, a Pew Center on the States campaign for quality early childhood education. "There was a 33 percent loss in spending on early childhood education. I would say Ohio certainly lost ground."

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