AxisPhilly: On the outside looking in

AxisPhilly’s profile of PCCY’s Executive Director, Donna Cooper:

“The notion of providing Pre-K education has bipartisan support. Finding the money in these tight times is another matter.

PCCY is one of nine organizations behind the Pre-K for PA campaign, which advocates for investing in high quality pre-kindergarten education for every three-year-old and four-year-old in the state.

“For us it’s a key pathway out of poverty. It’s a key pathway to increasing high school graduation. It’s a key pathway to ensuring that children are more likely to have decent jobs, stay out of jail, have productive lives,” Cooper said. “So given that we have limited resources and the research says that the cheapest place to invest is early childhood, it makes a lot of sense to do so.””

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