Here in New York State, today is school budget voting day. In most school districts, even if budgets pass, there will be cuts to important programs. In my school district, a small inner-city, full day kindergarten is being cut. Which will mean half-day kindergarten for next year's kindergarteners. This is like taking 10 giant steps backward. I know there are other districts facing unfavorable changes next year as well. But kindergarten? This is just sad!