By the numbers: Ohio earns poor grades in early-childhood funding
Posted on 04/14/16
It's great to see more attention focused on early-childhood education. It's terrific that Cleveland media organizations are partnering on Cleveland Connects: The First 2,000 Days, an initiative focused on the importance of quality preschool.
But the numbers tell a story of statewide neglect. Ohio spending on public preschool and childcare is far behind other states. Quality preschool and childcare is unaffordable for many families. Ohio has the means to invest more, but our leaders choose not to. The state has instead given large tax cuts to the wealthy – money that could and should be used to educate and care for our children.