Pre-K nod obvious

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One week before the Nov. 6 general election and after much deliberation, the Alamo Colleges board of trustees finally passed a resolution supporting prekindergarten education, an issue some people would have already considered a given.

The resolution steers clear of endorsing Major Julian Castro’s Pre-K 4 SA initiative, an issue that bounced between a committee and the board until outside legal counsel watered down the wording.

The initiative, which would require a one-eighth of a cent sales tax increase, strives to improve prekindergarten education for local 4-year olds.

Lawyer money spent on the microscopic edit of the resolution’s wording could have gone to something else.

Though the resolution does not endorse the initiative, events throughout the district show otherwise.

The mayor spoke at a press conference for the initiative Sept. 21 a the early childhood center and hosted forums Oct. 16 at Palo Alto and Oct. 26 at this college.

Two prominent district administrators — Dr. Adena Loston, president of St. Philip’s College and former PAC President Ana “Cha” Guzman — were part of the task force that created the initiative.

Why bother spending time and money on a resolution that confirms the obvious?


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