Jeff Judson, a San Antonio resident and senior fellow at The Heartland Institute, was a leader of the opposition to the Pre-K proposition. He, along with The Heartland Institute, provided much of the research into the flaws in the proposal.
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“The passage of the pre-K initiative is not a reflection of it being a well-crafted, research-based plan. There were many unanswered questions and a lack of enthusiasm among professional educators in our community. The mayor had a huge campaign budget combined with all the taxpayer-funded information brochures that listed all the benefits but none of the unanswered questions or problems with the design of the program. Opponents had word-of-mouth and little more.
“I encourage school districts, educators, and parents to hold the city accountable for fulfilling all the promises it made during this campaign. We will be watching.”
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