Is Full-Day Pre-K worth a tax increase?
San Antonio residents may have a new tax – up to $29 million to pull down $10 million in state dollars – to support full-day Pre-K education in San Antonio public schools. The state currently offers financing for half-day pre-K for children who cannot speak English or are from homeless, low-income, foster or military families
Though studies vary on how important these programs for students’ long-term success. Many have found that student progress usually levels off after the 3rd grade. Is this move for the public to further fund child care for low-income residents?
San Antonio City Council members will decide in August whether or not to put the tax on the November ballot.