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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

June 30, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Funding pre-K for future preschoolers

Like most working moms with preschoolers, I am not able to attend City Council meetings or lobby our mayor to do the right thing for education [“Voters should thwart attempts to hijack mayor’s pre-K mandate,” Opinion, June 19]. So I was pleased when the council did what our city needed: to put forward a high-quality preschool program and identify a realistic funding source for it.

While my little Seattleites might be past 4 years old by the time the voluntary Seattle preschool program is fully implemented, I will support it this November so that other busy parents and their preschoolers can benefit. If more Seattle children are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten, our entire city benefits.

With a dedicated funding source and high standards to make it work, the Seattle preschool program is the best option to make our city stronger.

Jodie Clarke, Seattle

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