During a time when people are demanding better education in America, more bad news. Thousands of pre-school age children in L.A. County are missing out on early childhood development due to cutbacks. Academically, these children are behind their pre-school-attending classmates when they enter kindergarten. According to research, they are also less likely to graduate high school, less likely to own a home, and more likely to be arrested. Details are here in a recent Los Angeles Times article.