Arizona ranks low in preschool attendance

| April 6, 2015

April 3, 2015 • By Bob McClay • KTAR News

PHOENIX — There are apparently a lot of empty chairs in preschools in Arizona.

The president of the Children’s Action Alliance, Dana Naimark, told a woman’s conference in Phoenix this week that statistics from the Anne E. Casey Foundation are not good news.

“In Arizona, 67 percent of three and 4-year-old children do not attend preschool,” Naimark said. “That’s more than two-thirds. That compares nationwide to 54 percent. We are the third-worst state in the country.”

Only Nevada and Idaho were worse.

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