GOP Draft Platform Rejects Public Pre-K, Says News Report
The Republican Party's platform committee has added language that opposes public prekindergarten, in preparation for the upcoming GOP convention in Cleveland, The Dallas Morning News is reporting.
One of the 112 members of the committee said the party's opposition comes because pre-K "inserts the state in the family relationship in the very early stages of a child's life."
The committee language would have to be approved by the full convention when it meets July 18-21. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has not addressed early-childhood education on his campaign website or on Twitter, one of his primary methods for sharing his views. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has said she supports expanding Early Head Start-Child Care partnerships, and that she would provide federal money to help states increase enrollment in high-quality preschool.