Gov. Mike Pence would rather state lawmakers create a state-run preschool program targeted toward low-income families rather than a program for which all of the state’s children would be eligible.
“The evidence of success of universal pre-K is rather mixed,” Pence told reporters on Tuesday after a speech in Corydon to outline his education agenda.
The leaders of the Indiana Senate’s Democratic caucus announced in September they wanted the state to create a universal preschool option. Pence proposes to create preschool vouchers for families with incomes of up to 185 percent of the federal poverty level.