Preschoolers Give Kentucky's Government A Failing Grade

Reported by: Aaron Adelson
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Updated: 3/11/2013 6:16 pm
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It's a change that could mean economical and educational set backs for many Kentucky families.  Monday, kids took steps to prevent child care cuts from taking place.

About 75 preschool students came to the Capitol for a school trip unlike any other.  The kids came to give the state a failing report card.

The kids marched through dreary weather outside, to give the Governor's office a dreary report card. 

Changes to child care assistance for Kentucky families kick in April first.

"On April Fool's day, and it's not funny.  It's not funny.  Our teachers might lose her job," said 4-year-old Isabella Tipton.

It's no joke, the state will freeze applications for assistance, and then in july the state will cut people from the program who earn more than 100 percent of the poverty level. 

Isabella Tipton was keenly aware of the politics, but most of her classmates didn't know why they were in Frankfort; however, some worry what the cuts could mean for their preschool education.

"I would be sad, if I would have to stay home," said one preschooler.

At preschool, the kids say they like reading, painting, and predicting the weather.

"We put up the weather.  Today's weather, and tomorrow's weather, and we'll see what it's like for tomorrow, and if we're right and wrong," said Tipton.

Isabella forecasts a sunny day, but fearing a dark future South Side Christian Child Care in Louisville brought its kids out of desperation.

"Nobody will help us.  Nobody has anything to offer up to help fix this problem, before April first," said Kristen Tipton, South Side Christian Child Care.

The kids loudly took over the Capitol rotunda, the parents just hope somebody hears them.
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