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January 2, 2015 at 2:46 PM

Quality pre-K: The benefits to society

The editorial “To save money, provide quality pre-K, not incarceration” [Opinion, Dec. 29] is a most timely argument. Along with comprehensive social and nutritional support, making literacy and numeracy concrete realities in young lives reaps benefits both for the kids and for society. I have been in human services for nearly four decades. In that…


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October 25, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Seattle pre-K measures: Need more than a pilot program

When we know what works and can be implemented for the greatest good, why not do that instead of embarking on yet another “pilot” program that would most likely show what we have known for a long time: Teachers, who are well-prepared in early childhood education, paid as professionals and supported as they implement best…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Early Childhood Care and Education, prekindergarten, preschool

October 20, 2014 at 7:05 AM

A strange decision by the League of Women Voters to oppose Proposition 1B

As a longtime member of the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County (LWVS-KC) active in education issues, I was deeply disappointed by the LWVS-KC Board’s decision to oppose the city’s quality preschool program — Proposition 1B [“The Times recommends to vote for Proposition 1B to bolster quality preschool in Seattle,” Opinion, Oct. 8]. This decision…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Education Committee, King County, League of Women Voters