Burnt Orange Report urges San Antonio voters to support the Pre-K 4 SA measure, to close educational achievement gaps and improve education for all in San Antonio.
As the Legislature slashes and burns public education to the ground, the task of educating the next generation of Texans — all of them — increasingly falls to local governments. We applaud Mayor Julian Castro for his commitment to picking up the slack and supporting critical Pre-K programs that prepare our children to excel in school.
The proposal will create access to early childhood education in San Antonio, and help thousands of local children who lack access to full-day Pre-K programs. The measure will also support professional development for teachers across the district, thus raising the quality of education across the city. The Pre-K 4 SA program will close achievement gaps between some of the most disadvantaged children in San Antonio, and result in greater educational attainment across the community.
The measure has broad support from across the community, and represents only a modest sales tax increase. San Antonio's public schools are some of the worst ranked among major urban areas. The Legislature clearly will not fund access to competitive, 21st century public education for all Texans. This is a critical investment in the future of San Antonio and future of Texas, and merits support from San Antonio voters.
We enthusiastically endorse the Pre-K 4 SA program and urge San Antonio voters to vote for it.
Early Voting: Monday October 22 – Friday November 2 — Election Day: Tuesday, November 6
Endorsements are made based on a weighted consensus of the staff, which guides the type and tone of endorsement. Members of the Burnt Orange Report staff employed by campaigns abstain from voting on those races.