Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Oregon spends more money per student in its state-funded prekindergarten classes than almost every other state.
Of the 39 states that have preschool programs, Oregon ranked 30th in enrollment, with about 6,000 children from low-income homes attending.
The state, however, spent $8,450 per child in 2010-11, trailing only New Jersey and Connecticut.
"Oregon has historically had a high-cost per child, but not enough kids engaged," said Duke Shepard, policy adviser to Gov. John Kitzhaber.
Read more at The Statesman Journal.