Preschool is not a necessity for crying out loud ***EDIT
We're watching the State of the Union and Obama wants to urge all states to give all families access to preschool. Gee, we're already drowning, let's add some more to it. Preschool is not a necessity, I'm sorry but its not. My children attended because we wanted them to but if we couldn't afford it I was perfectly capable of preparing my children for kindergarten. We can't afford to keep handing stuff out without the money coming in to pay for it going up. Quote all the stats you want but there is no reason a parent can't sit down with their child half an hour a day and do a couple of work book pages together.
*** I'm not saying preschool is bad. You don't have to defend your choice to send your child to preschool, if you read the original post you would see that I sent my children. I'm saying the state should not have to fund a parent's choice to send their child to preschool. States are broke enough as it is without adding more debt.