Texas Association of Business says “keep pre-K funding”

What does it mean when a business association is urging to keep pre-K funding? It means it’s needed.

“We cannot turn a blind eye to the role that early childhood education plays in the long-term prosperity and workforce readiness of Texas,” TAB President Bill Hammond wrote in an eight-page report released Thursday titled “Dream Big, Texas: Quality Pre-K Education is a Prerequisite for Prosperity.”

“Our future prosperity is fundamentally linked to the educational foundation that high-quality prekindergarten provides through teachers, tools, textbooks and other important resources,” the report concludes.

Let’s see if anyone listens.


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