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.