Pushback on Preschool Proposal

Free preschool? 'Can't afford not to,' gov says Sun Times
A gaggle of squealing toddlers played at Gov. Blagojevich's feet Sunday
as he furthered a pitch to create a state-funded universal preschool
program for 3- and 4-year olds, regardless of how much money their
parents earn.

Gov's universal preschool program sparks criticism from political rivals Defender
Gov. Rod Blagojevich unveiled his proposal Sunday to allow all 3- and
4-year-olds in Illinois to enroll in state-funded preschools, sparking
criticism from political rivals who said the state lacks the money to
fund such a venture.

Doubts cast on preschool proposal Tribune

attack from political opponents, Gov. Rod Blagojevich acknowledged
Sunday that it won't be easy to push through his proposal to create the
most expansive state preschool program in the nation.

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