The Kennett Times: DAs back pre-K to fight crime

What does Pre-K have to do with crime prevention?

Considering that approximately 70 percent of our nation’s state prison population failed to receive a high school diploma, education is a pivotal factor between incarceration and productive citizenship. Long-term research is clear that high quality pre-k can boost graduation rates by as much as 44 percent and keep young people on the right side of the law.

Knowing this, district attorneys have long supported investments in high-quality pre-kindergarten as a key crime prevention strategy.

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