Some child advocates are unhappy with Governor Bev Perdue’s decision to add thousands of pre-kindergarten slots because it’s at the expense of other programs that impact children like foster care. It also transfers money from the AIDS Drug Assistance Program.
A couple weeks ago, Perdue announced the state was restoring some of the cuts to its pre-kindergarten program. She planned to shuffle money around to add an extra 6,300 spots. Groups that work with children applauded the move.