— United Way GPSNJ (@PhillySJUnited) May 23, 2014
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, a member of Pre-K for PA, tweets the letter at gubernatorial candidates Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett
Last week, after the Democratic primary winner was announced, Pre-K for PA and its 10 founding members sent an open letter to gubernatorial candidates. Pre-K for PA is an issue-based campaign started in January advocating for expanded, high quality pre-K.
Surveys show that this effort has bipartisan support, according to the letter. Read Generocity.org’s story The Fight for Expanded Prekindergarten Gains Force in PA to see where the candidates stand.
The letter also mentioned how Pennsylvania ranks 30th out of 41 states in the quality of its pre-K access for 4-year-old children (down from 28th last year) and currently only enrolls 12 percent of 4-year-olds.
Pre-K for PA will be expanding it’s grassroots campaign in the upcoming months as the election approaches, stating:
“While the campaign will not endorse, we will be reaching more and more voters who will want each gubernatorial candidate to make a clear and convincing case that, if elected, he will make access to high-quality pre-K a reality for every 3- and 4-year-old in the commonwealth by 2018.”
Read the entire letter here.
Part I of Generocity’s coverage of pre-k is available here; part II will cover how other states have improved pre-K.
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