OPINION: Cities find new ways to fill pre-K funding holes left by the federal government

In June, the city of Memphis, Tennessee, lost funding for 1,000 pre-K slots due to an expiring federal grant. Under pressure to invest in education, Mayor Jim Strickland announced the city would commit $6 million toward pre-K funding, though that amount would not completely offset the lost federal funds. Sadly, the tenuous nature of federal […]