Angel Taveras proposes universal pre-K for Rhode Island

November 26th, 2013 at 1:39 am by under Nesi's Notes

By Dan McGowan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence Mayor Angel Taveras on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping proposal to offer universal pre-kindergarten across Rhode Island, a plan that would require a massive expansion of state-funded early childhood education programs.

Taveras, a first-term Democrat who has already declared his candidacy for governor next year, said his goal would be to enroll 76% of Rhode Island children in pre-K by 2018, a plan he believes would cost the state approximately $24.6 million annually.

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One Response to “Angel Taveras proposes universal pre-K for Rhode Island”

  1. Mr.Fish says:

    there have been proposals to do this every year at the state house…what’s new about this? especially since AT came out against raising taxes on the rich.