Pre-K is Big Business in Georgia, Worth More Funding, Advocates Say

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Educating and caring for Georgia’s youngest children is a $2.45 billion industry and one worthy of public support, state early childhood officials say.

The state’s Department of Early Care and Learning will release a study today supporting its case for increased public funding. The study comes after Gov. Nathan Deal announced he wants to spend $50 million to reverse cuts to Georgia’s pre-kindergarten program that increased class sizes and cut teacher pay.

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