Pence endorses pre-k programs

Gov. Mike Pence. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Governor Mike Pence says he is in favor of voluntary pre-K programs saying every child deserves to start school ready to learn.

He made the testimony before the Indiana Senate Education & Career Development Committee on Wednesday.

Pence said just a few years ago, he had concerns about the program, but that in traveling the state during his time as governor, he’s seen the impact pre-K programs can have a on a child’s future.

In December, the governor said this was one of his priorities for 2014, but this is the first time he’s endorsed a proposal at the statehouse. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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