Reading Eagle: Report Calls on Harrisburg to Increase Pre-kindergarten Funding
January 28, 2019 by Dan Mekeel
Over the last five years, Pennsylvania has pumped $145 million in funding increases into the effort to make sure kids have access to high-quality prekindergarten programs.
The Pre-K for PA Campaign is looking for another $243 million.
In a report released Tuesday, the campaign says that Pennsylvania ranks 19th out of 28 states that provide high-quality, publicly-funded prekindergarten when it comes to how much money the states provide per student. The $966 per capita spending in Pennsylvania is less than a third of what the top state, New Jersey, spends.