Pre-K spending is very unequal among Southeastern Conference states. See the numbers:
South Carolina $35,708,905
# Note data is for the 2012-13 school year, except for Mississippi (2013-14) and Arkansas (2011-12).
Source: National Institute for Early Education Research, The State of Preschool 2013.
View the entire State of Our Schools series, including the current installment on pre-K here: http://djournal.com/education-matters/state-of-our-schools/