Blog: The Educated Reporter

Charging for public preschool.

We have known that universal preschool is often not actually universal. Now we are finding that free isn’t free. Interesting story by Staci Hupp of the Des Moines Register about districts that are charging tuition for preschool even though the state provided money for it to be offered for free. And by the way: “Nobody tracks which districts charge tuition.” It would be a good idea to see if the districts you cover are doing this as well.