This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report.

The Hechinger Report is taking an extended look at why the children of Mississippi start behind and stay behind academically, often ranking at or near the bottom nationally in scholastic achievement. Mississippi is also the only state in the south and one of only 11 in the U.S. without state-funded pre-K. Danny Spreitler, executive director of the Gilmore Foundation, has partnered with existing chil…………… continues on Huffington Post