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WLOX Editorial: Early childhood education is a key ingredient to a successful future

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Biloxi's current Pre-K funding comes from a Kellogg Foundation Grant, which if not extended, runs out next spring. That's for 60 children. 

We are glad to see the state increasing funding by $1 million for more pre-kindergarten classes in Mississippi. But there still will not be enough money to go around.

Local school systems must compete with one another for the new state Pre-K funding. The need is great for so many more children here on the coast and across the state. The additional funding is a good step.

We hope our leaders will continue to focus on early education. We believe that early childhood education is a key ingredient to a successful future for our young people giving them a strong start to education and a real fighting chance to lead successful and prosperous lives. 

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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