The Transylvania Times -

Getting Ready For School


During a recent meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Chair-man Mike Hawkins suggested and the board unanimously agreed that the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners include funding for early childhood education as an issue to keep before the federal and state legislatures. Chairman Hawkins cited a statistic suggesting about 60 percent of children entering kindergarten are not ready.

There is a definite, direct relationship between early childhood education and later success in school. My question for Chairman Hawkins and other commissioners is this: If a problem in early...

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