Back to Main MenuWeather HomeToday Forecast5 Day ForecastSchool Event ClosuresBack to Main MenuCrime Safety HomePolice BlotterReported CrimesCity of SyracuseNorth Suburbs Oswego CountyEast Suburbs Madison CountyWest Suburbs Cayuga CountyCNY TrafficBack to Main MenuPhotos HomePhoto EssaysBuy Photo ReprintsYour PhotosBack to Main MenuVideos HomeNews VideosSports VideosHigh School Sports VideosEntertainment VideosLiving VideosPreschool programs reap dividends well until the kids who attend them are adults. Every dollar that states invest in them yields many dollars in savings over the long run.But total state funding for pre K programs is declining due to huge budget deficits. In New York, money in the 2011 12 budget for universal pre K was held at the 2010 11 level.In 2010, per child state spending for pre K programs was almost $700 below its 2001 2002 level, according to a report by the National Institute Jordan Pro Strong for Early Education Research at Rutgers University Graduate School of Education.state cuts to pre K transformed the recession into a depression for many young children, the report said.It understandable that state Air Jordan 13 Retro officials be concerned about deficits today. However, they also need to take a long view.A recent study by the University of Minnesota followed the educational and social development of Air Jordan 6 Rings more than 1,400 low income, minority children from high poverty Chicago neighborhoods. Among children involved in the study, 957 attended high quality pre K programs, while the remaining kids did not.The study, confirming other research, found:As adults, those left out of pre K were 27 percent more likely to have been arrested for a felony by age 28 and were 39 percent more likely to have spent time in jail or prison. And for those whose parents had been dropouts, the rate of felony arrests for those who did not attend preschool was 81 percent higher than for those who did attend.Those who did not receive pre K were 39 percent more likely to suffer from drug or alcohol abuse.All those who attended preschool were 21 percent more likely to graduate from high school on time and 31 percent more likely to have attended a four year college.And as those who attended pre K began their careers, they were already earning 7 percent more a year than those who did not attend.Think of all the billions of dollars that taxpayers nationwide spend on crime fighting and treatment for drug and alcohol abuse every year, not to mention the burgeoning costs of myriad social problems caused by such dysfunctions or the sky high cost of incarceration.Surely, saving a fraction of that money would be worth the relatively modest investment in pre Air Jordan 19s K. Plus, since most people who had attended pre K tend to make more money, states will see an Air Jordan 2s increase in tax revenue.