WJET: PA ranks 18th out of 30 states in funding pre-k programs
January 30, 2018 by Jackie Roberts

In a study comparing 30 states, Pennsylvania is ranked 18th in investing in high-quality, publicly funded Pre-K.

“We talk about 16501 being the poorest zip code in Pennsylvania. That’s unfortunate and unacceptable and that needs to change. If we get these kids off on the right foot and a good foundation, that can change,” said Nick Scott, the vice president of Scott Enterprises.

Scott said the skills children learn in pre-k, make them stronger students and even more well-rounded employees.

He stood alongside representatives from the United Way and the Pennsylvania Partnership for Children, urging people to question public officials about their stance on funding pre-k, before election season.

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