Indiana not funding early childhood education
Much of Governor Daniels State of the State address focused on improving education. But the proposed new budget he rolled-out Thursday calls for cutting funding for higher education by another three percent. And at the other end of the education spectrum, the state is doing even less. The Indianapolis Star reports that Indiana is one of just eight states that spend no state dollars on preschools. It also reports that two-thirds of the states require children to start school earlier than Indiana's standard age of 7. Education authorities say early childhood education is key to the future of children. But even full day kindergarten is still a pipe dream in most Indiana schools.