Some call the process glorified babysitting. And expensive. Some say it is the only means by which the state can break the cycle of poverty that traps low-income students in a closed look, low-wage environment.
The issue is universal pre-K education that, beginning next year, will be required in Vermont’s schools. According to the state department of education, over a third of our schools this fall will be ready to offer services to the three- to five-year-olds targets by the legislation signed into law more than a year ago.