Why Aren’t More Latino Children in Preschool?

By Mary Ann Zehr — April 16, 2009 1 min read
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One of the reasons that preschool attendance is low among Latinos in the United States is low-income neighborhoods have a scarcity of preschool slots, according to an article published yesterday in the Chicago Tribune. The article notes that funds from the federal stimulus package could help to alleviate the situation.

The story doesn’t mention a finding I came across in a research brief and blogged about a couple years ago: In Mexico, where preschool is free, low attendance in preschool isn’t a problem.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.