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Reader view: Candidates for governor differ on pre-K

The Republican candidates for governor are offering voters a range of opinions on whether the public education system should be expanded to include preschoolers. Supporters of government-funded early childhood education contend such taxpayer investments have proved their worth by getting children ready to succeed in school. Opponents contend research on whether government-funded prekindergarten pays off…