Newsworks: McCord wants to nearly triple Pa. spending on early education

“Fewer than 20 percent of all 3- and 4-year-olds in Pennsylvania have access to publicly-funded pre-K programs.

If elected, McCord wants to add $220 million to the state’s early childhood education budget during his first year in office, nearly tripling current state spending.

The funding boost would come courtesy of a 10 percent severance tax on companies drilling for natural gas in the state.”

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