State should be funding prekindergarten program
Of course Hawaii would be one of the 10 states that does not have state-funded prekindergarten. Historically and currently, Hawaii does not value education.
Now I read that kids are going to start school later than usual because the state wants the kids to prepare with an extra year of preschool? What does the state think the prekindergarten program was for? If the state wants Hawaii’s keiki to do better in school, then it needs to put the money into it. Common sense.
As a community, everyone should help pay for these kids’ early schooling years. One day these kids will grow up and work. Their taxes will pay for our Social Security. You want them working mediocre jobs so you can have a mediocre Social Security check?