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Early-Childhood Education

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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.

Vol. 25, Issue 15, Page 11

Published in Print: December 14, 2005, as Early-Childhood Education

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