ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY: WORK SUPPORTS/CHILD CARE
Many Texans are poor, not because they don't work, but because their work pays too little to raise a family out of poverty. To ensure economic prosperity, Texas public policy must support work, make work pay, and help families build their assets. The most important thing the state can do to enhance economic opportunity is to invest in public educationâ€”from early childhood education all the way through higher education.
Recent Work Supports/Child Care Publications
National Study: Pre-K Investment in Texas Could Save Billions (07/11/2007)
According to new state data released by the national Economic Policy Institute, Texas could save billions of public dollars over the upcoming decades by immediately investing in pre-kindergarten programs. In Texas, high-quality pre-K programs would begin paying for themselves within eight years, according to a state-level analysis of the Enriching Children, Enriching the Nation study.
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