PennLive Letters to the Editor:
Pre-K education is an issue for the military, too
Research is clear that the education process should start early with high-quality pre-kindergarten that capitalizes on a child’s most rapid period of brain development. It also shows this high quality start results in improved long-term academic performance and can increase graduation rates by as much as 44 percent.
Unfortunately less than 30 percent of Pennsylvania’s 3 and 4-year olds have access to high-quality Pre-K. When state lawmakers return to Harrisburg in June, they should ensure that more kids are served by accepting Governor Corbett’s proposed increase to Pre-K Counts as part of the final budget.
Like futuristic weapons, investing in future human capital is also a critical national security strategy.