According to the report, governors are increasing and/or protecting current investments in pre-k programs.
Highlights of this year’s analysis include:
- Fourteen governors are proposing to increase investment in early education.
- Thirteen governors are proposing to “flat-fund” early education programs, preserving current investment levels.
- The governors of Alaska, North Dakota and Rhode Island — states that currently do not fund pre-k — are proposing new pre-k initiatives.
- The governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina and South Carolina proposed a cut in pre-k investments.
- Total proposed state investment in pre-k is four percent greater than FY09 appropriations (which was $5.2 billion in 43 states and the District of Columbia).
- If passed, these proposals would bring total combined state pre-k funding to $5.4 billion in 43 states and the District of Columbia for FY10.
More details from where the information cited above was taken and the report can be found at http://www.pewtrusts.org/news_room_detail.aspx?id=51736.