Southern Education Desk http://wwno.org en Pre-K: Politics and Poverty http://wwno.org/post/pre-k-politics-and-poverty In his <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/state-of-the-union-2013-president-barack-obamas-speech-transcript-text-87550_Page7.html" target="_blank">State of the Union address</a>, President Obama called for universal pre-K.<p>The President singled out Georgia and Oklahoma as states that have already made pre-K a priority.<p>Louisiana should also be ahead of the curve.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/hands-in-air.jpg" alt="" /><p>The state enacted a universal pre-K promise in 2008. Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, LA-4 classes are supposed to be provided at no cost to every eligible child.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/03/032213_UniversalPre-KPart2_SL-SEDfeature.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:17:00 +0000 editor 31751 at http://wwno.org