Gov. Ducey pressured to fund full-day kindergarten across Arizona. Please see related stories

| October 26, 2016

By Howard Fischer •  Arizona Daily Star  • Capitol Media Services • Arizona Capitol Times

PHOENIX — A coalition of business, education and political leaders hopes to build support to reinstate state-funded full-day kindergarten across Arizona, a move that would pressure Gov. Doug Ducey to include it in his budget.

But the governor, while saying he supports the concept, is unwilling at this point to say he’ll actually make a spending priority of what could cost more than $200 million a year.

“Early literacy is critical to improving third grade reading proficiency, and there is proof all-day K is a determiner of early literacy,” gubernatorial press aide Daniel Scarpinato said Monday.

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