Retired generals to tout pre-K education in Ohio

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Some retired military leaders plan to promote President Barack Obama’s pre-K education program in southwest Ohio.

Retired generals from a group called Mission: Readiness plan Tuesday to be at children’s learning center in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. They will read books with children and talk about the benefits of more early childhood education. The group says in a statement such programs would lead to tens of thousands more high school graduates in Ohio and economic boosts.

The president has proposed working with states to provide programs for all 4-year-olds and eventually all 3-year-olds.

The retired generals belong to a group calling itself a nonpartisan national security organization concerned that many young Americans can’t serve in the military because of poor education and health and crime issues.

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