Davis Calls for Increased Access to Full-Day Pre-K

In the latest of her education reform proposals, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is calling for increased access to full-day pre-kindergarten programs and an expansion of early-childhood reading programs.

Davis’ plan, which proposes that school districts across the state offer full-day pre-K programs beyond the three hours a day the state already funds, pivots on her push for further restoration of spending cuts made by the Legislature in 2011.

The Legislature’s $5.4 billion worth of spending cuts to public schools included a cut of more than $200 million to the state’s Pre-K Early Start Grant program, according ...

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