To Harness the Power of Early Childhood Education, Legislature Must Fund Full-Day Pre-k

Testimony to the Senate Finance Committee on Article III Funding


We urge lawmakers to follow the School Finance Commission's lead by ensuring full-day, high-quality pre- k is one of the centerpieces of the school finance plan approved this session. Following on the State Board of Education’s call for full-day pre-k funding, the Commission's call for a $1.4 billion investment in improving early literacy is just another example of the rapidly building momentum for boosting pre-k funding this session. Districts are eager to provide high-quality early childhood education to Texas kids — they just need the sustainable funding from lawmakers to do it.