Wendy Davis releases third part of education plan

Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis takes part in a interview, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Davis promised to veto a state income tax to pay for public schools and to expand where people may carry their handguns in the interview. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Senator Wendy Davis released the third part of her education reform plan for Texas on Wednesday, which focused on early childhood education at the pre-kindergarden level.

Davis’ “Great Start: Great Texas” plan hopes to ensure every eligible Texas child has access to quality, full-day pre-kindergarden classes, and to promote early-childhood reading so that every child is reading at grade-level by third grade. According to Davis, nearly seven in ten low-income students are not enrolled in pre-kindergarden education, and every dollar invested in those programs could return up to $16 in dividends.

Davis has already laid out the first two parts of her education reform proposals: “Great Teachers, Great Texas” which focused on retention and recruiting of teachers, and “Great Pathways: Great Texas” which focused on increasing college-preparedness opportunities for high school students. There is one more installment left in her four-part education reform proposal.

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