Time for Gubernatorial Candidates to Weigh in on NC Pre-K

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New Report Highlights Early Education Crisis

RALEIGH – A new report from the National Institute for Early Education Research released today indicates North Carolina has lost its leadership position on Pre-K. State lawmakers cut the program by 20% last year and are contemplating further cuts and restrictions this year. We know where lawmakers stand on Pre-K, but now is the time for the gubernatorial candidates to weigh in.

“NC Pre-K as we know it is clearly in danger, yet the gubernatorial candidates have been strangely quiet on the subject,” said Gerrick Brenner, Executive Director of Progress North Carolina.

“The major Democratic candidates Dalton, Etheridge and Faison have been critical of Republican cuts to education, but do they support restoring More at Four as it previously existed? Pat McCrory released his education plan but it doesn’t even mention Pre-K. Does he support Republican lawmakers plans to restrict access to Pre-K?”

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