Rick Perry cut Pre-K for over 100,000 children
Rick Perry cut Pre-K for over 100,000 children.
Sadly, The Austin American Statesman's PolitiFact doesn't see it that way and they are wrong.
Progress Texas stands by the facts. Rick Perry supported the conservative budget that eliminated the Pre-K Early Start Grant. According to the Texas Education Agency, the Pre-K grant served over 100,000 children. Therefore, the conservative budget passed put Pre-K for over 100,000 children at risk throughout the state.
PolitiFact argues that because local counties are now shifting funds and raising taxes in a desperate effort to save Pre-K locally, Rick Perry's budget did not technically cut Pre-K. Ridiculous.
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