Senator Susan Kent Statement in Support of Pre-K Funding
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — State Senator Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury, released the following statement in response to Governor Dayton’s Budget for a Better Minnesota.
“We know pre-K is proven to benefit all children and is one of our best options for closing the achievement gap here in Minnesota. If the legislature doesn’t act, 59 school districts and charter schools could shut out about 4,000 Minnesota students who are looking for prekindergarten options, including 144 students in the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Public School District.
“Governor Dayton’s Budget for a Better Minnesota could make this pre-K funding permanent and ensure families are not denied the chance to provide early education options to their kids based on the whims of legislators. This is an important investment for students, families, and Minnesotans across the state.”