10/15/2011 - A strong case can be made that Alabama has the best pre-kindergarten program in the nation. And a new report by a respected research organization suggests that pre-kindergarten programs may be the best tool for states to address a variety of education problems, from dropouts to learning gaps among students. So Alabama has a lot to be proud of in this regard, right?
Well, not so much.
For almost 10 years, the Pew Center on the States has conducted and monitored in-depth research on the value of pre-kindergarten. Last month the center released a report -- "Transforming Public Education: Pathway to a Pre-K-12 Future" -- that highlights the importance of good quality pre-K programs.
Read the editorial Expand Pre-Kindergarten; It Works in its entirety on the Montgomery Advertiser Web site.