Re "Want fewer prisoners? Report says preschool is a sound investment" (Viewpoints, Oct. 12): Sacramento City Counciman Kevin McCarty has a strong grasp on the importance of early childhood education. I really appreciated his thoughts and am glad folks are talking about this.
I've long believed that, for the future, we either invest in the front end with education, or the back end with prison. I'd rather us see our tax dollars spent developing smarter, more civic-minded youths than on incarceration and rehabilitation.
We need a strong workforce for the 21st century. Giving kids the tools to make a better future for themselves and us just makes sense.
-- Neil Pople, Sacramento