San Antonio May Seek Tax to Support Full-Day Pre-K

Since Texas lawmakers cut over $200 million in grants that supported full-day public prekindergarten in 2011, school districts have worked to fill in where the state left off.

They have started to charge tuition or to eliminate other programs in favor of keeping the full-day programs alive. Now, in what appears to be an unprecedented move in the state, a Texas city is looking to take direct action to support such pre-K programs.

Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio is asking voters for a sales tax increase of one-eighth of a cent to fund full-day pre-K, primarily for low-income 4-year-olds in the ...

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