Wilkes-Barre Times Leader: Report: Pre-K investment pays for itself

“Spending $40 million to expand pre-kindergarten education for all children in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming counties would reverberate beyond the money going to classes and teachers, a new study claims.

It would pump $32 million into the economy through spending on things such as real estate, utilities and retail purchases.

The report, titled “Strengthening Pennsylvania Businesses through Investments in Pre-Kindergarten,” was done by ReadyNation, which bills itself as “a business partnership for early childhood and economic success.”

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