This morning, Gov. Bev Perdue said she would fight to protect funding for Smart Start as GOP leaders threaten to eliminate this award-winning early childhood initiative. In an interview with WRAL, the Governor said, “I believe that Smart Start is core to early childhood and the educational success of every child who is in our school system.”
The Governor said she will educate members of the General Assembly about how Smart Start works and how it makes a difference in children’s lives. She also encouraged early childhood advocates to lobby lawmakers against the proposed elimination of Smart Start.
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