Pre-K budget would pay nonprofits less: critics

By Carl Campanile

March 28, 2014

A funding plan under consideration for the state budget would pay parochial and nonprofit pre-K programs substantially less than those at public schools, advocates involved in the talks charge.

Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders are considering a measure that would give pre-K programs $10,000 per student if they have fully credentialed teachers.

But programs with teachers who don’t have certifications would get $7,000 per student, insiders said.

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