Universal Preschool

April 29, 2013 - 2:34 AM
FILE - In this March 4, 2013, file photo President Barack Obama speaks to media at the start of a Cabinet meeting, including, from left, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, at the White House in Washington. State funding for preschoolers is at a decade low and almost half of those young students are in programs that fail to meet even half of the industry standards, according to report released Monday, April 29, 2013. Those findings, combined with Congressional reluctance to spend new dollars, complicate Obama's efforts to expand pre-kindergarten programs cross the country. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)