Preschool Push: A New Entitlement?



JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Some Republican governors and state lawmakers have been carving out an exception to their ideology of less spending and smaller government. 
 
Funding for preschool programs is rising in numerous Republican-led states at a rate often equaling or exceeding that of Democratic dominated capitols. This year's three largest increases in preschool funding occurred in Republican states, including a hike of nearly $48 million in Texas.
 
The surge in state preschool spending has reversed recessionary cuts. And it's come even as congressional Republicans have blocked a quest by President Barack Obama to pour tens of billions of dollars into preschool programs. 

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