Children's voices unheard in funding debates: Declining resources deprive youngsters of quality pre-K schooling
Arthur Rolnick discusses public policy decisions concerning funding state programs.
A longtime early education advocate, University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute Senior Fellow Arthur Rolnick told the MSR, "I have been talking about this for years in Minnesota and across the country. We have spent billions of dollars, even during the Great Recession, on public sports facilities. There [lawmakers] have found a way and there haven't been any cutbacks. There is an obvious disconnect here with what we know is good public policy and what we end up funding."