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Funding tie-up hurting New York pre-K program


October 5, 2002
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Brenda McGarry
The Saratogian

In 1997, New York passed sweeping legislation that promised to create a Universal Pre-K program for all 4-year-olds in the state within five years. But partisan politics tied up funding in the state budget, according to Karen Schimke, president of the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, an Albany group supportive of UPK.