In fiscal year 2007, not a single state legislature decreased its investment in pre-kindergarten. At the same time, more states than ever before – 31 and the District of Columbia – increased their financial commitments to early education. Over the past two years state pre-k investments have grown by more than $1 billion.
Even more promising are the trends toward access for all three and four year olds and toward improved quality. The message of FY07 is that pre-k is here to stay because it pays bona fide dividends to states, to schools, and, most importantly, to children.
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