TheTimes-Tribune.com : Close gap before it opens
by Gen. Daniel J. O’Neill and Gen. Michael A. Dunn
Only one of six of Pennsylvania’s preschool-age kids currently benefit from existing publicly funded preschool programs. In Lackawanna County, 53 percent, or more than 2,500 kids ages 3 and 4, do not have access to high-quality pre-k. This must change. This is why Mission: Readiness is supporting the Pre-K for PA Campaign – an issue education campaign supported by individuals and organizations across Pennsylvania who believe that affording all children the opportunity to enter school ready to succeed is the right choice and an urgent necessity.