EDITORIAL: If only 1 in 4 kids are ready for kindergarten, then Illinois is not ready at all
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Youngsters in a kindergarten class. | Sun-Times file photo

Investing in high-quality early childhood care and preschool is the best way to ensure that children are fully ready for kindergarten. Most people are of the general view that children are ready for kindergarten when they have mastered the most basic of skills, such as tying their shoes, reciting the ABCs and identifying colors and shapes.

As it happens, though, “school readiness” is a lot more involved than that. And kindergarten...

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