Tuesday, July 19, 2011
N. Carolina judge strikes caps on Pre-K
According to an article in the Charlotte Observer, a judge has ruled that the state cannot deny poor children access to the pre-kindergarten program, striking down limits in a recently passed law. The state's More at Four program would have had a 20% cap imposed for at-risk children and families deemed not "at-risk" would be asked to pay co-payments. The bill also cut the program's budget by 20% or 32 million.