A national study by the preschool advocacy group Pre-K Now found that hundreds of thousands of middle-income families across the country can’t afford preschool, and that the situation’s only worsening with the economic crisis.
According to the Associated Press story on the report:
A middle-class family of four in Massachusetts needs to earn $94,500 a year to afford rent, food, health care and pre-k – $50,000 more than the state pre-k program’s eligibility threshold. That means nearly 32,000 of the state’s 3- and 4-year-olds are caught in the middle.
Read the full article here.
How serious is this problem in California? Is it an issue that needs more attention?
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