Published Online: December 8, 2005

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Early-Childhood-Education Advocates Turn to Ballot Measures for Impact

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With states trimming back their budgets for child-care and early-childhood-education programs, many advocacy groups have turned to ballot measures as a way to take their issues directly to the voters, concludes a report from the Washington-based National Women’s Law Center.

The center’s analysis of 13 recent ballot measures in seven states—related to increasing funding for early-childhood or after-school programs—found that nine of them were approved. Eight out of 18 county initiatives in Florida on such issues were also approved.

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