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Explaining Why Idaho Doesn't Have Public Preschool

P-16 preschool class Caldwell
Adam Cotterell
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Boise State Public Radio

Explaining Why Idaho Doesn't Have Public Preschool

Idaho is one of 10 states that doesn't offer public preschool, although two of those states are currently experimenting with pilot programs.

Idaho lawmakers have long wrestled over whether to provide a public education to preschool-aged children. Idaho's conservative majority has resisted.

But now, the debate could be revived because a freshman Democratic lawmaker has begun working on a plan to implement public pre-k.