Delco Times: Rep. Margo Davidson pushes for more education funding

“State Rep. Margo Davidson hailed the importance of early education programs, urging legislators to find other ways of trimming the state’s projected $1.2 billion budget deficit.

Davidson, D-164, of Upper Darby, organized a press conference Friday to highlight the impact early education programs have in preparing children for lifelong success.

“High-quality Pre-K prepares our kids to succeed in school and in life,” Davidson said. “It helps schools by reducing grade repetition and special eduction costs. It saves the commonwealth and taxpayers in more costly services later — like prison.

“We’re trying to end the education-to-prison pipeline by making sure that children are ready to learn by grade 3.””

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