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 11Published in Print: December 14, 2005, as Early-Childhood Education