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New Poll of Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Shows 80 Percent Support Greater Pre-K Investment, Even if it Means Increasing Revenue

June 4, 2003
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Fight Crime: Invest In Kids

New report also shows quality pre-kindergarten cuts crime, saves money

Eighty percent of Pennsylvania’s police chiefs, sheriffs and district attorneys support increasing state revenues to make pre-kindergarten available to children from low-income families along with other early learning programs, according to a poll released by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. Along with the poll, the organization released a new report, titled Pennsylvania’s Pre-Kindergarten Crisis: A Crime Prevention Tragedy, showing that research proves quality pre-kindergarten cuts crime and save taxpayers money as preschoolers grow up.