The following is an excerpt from the executive summary of Votes Count: Legislative Action on Pre-K Fiscal Year 2006.
"For fiscal year 2006, 26 state legislatures and the DC city council have committed to do the right thing for young children and for their states’ financial futures. These forward-thinking leaders made the wise and responsible decision to increase funding for high-quality voluntary pre-kindergarten.
With four more states projecting increases for FY06, this represents a doubling of the15 legislatures that increased funding for pre-k just one year ago. These numbers are a clear indicator of strong momentum in the pre-k-for-all movement."