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Don't cut funds for preschool again, Gov. Brown
Don't cut funds for preschool again, Gov. Brown

Sunday night, the Legislature passed a budget that would give more than half of the state’s children the opportunity to go to preschool. It’s a great step forward, except for this: Gov. Jerry Brown has a history of using his line-item veto to undo early childhood education appropriations. Brown argues that he’s acting in the interest of fiscal prudence, but from an economic standpoint, undermining early childhood education is indefensible.   Here’s the thing: The benefits of early childhood education are in fact widely known, and the results are staggering. The brains of very young children are constantly creating a framework for thinking and feeling, and, as...

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