Monthly Archives: July 2007


Parallel Play – Preschool and K-12 Finance Reform in New Jersey and Texas

In a PACE Working Paper, Co-Director Bruce Fuller and Joseph Wright offer policy and implementation lessons from two states – New Jersey and Texas – that have moved to advance preschool and K-12 finance reform in tandem. These states have assembled the puzzle pieces in differing ways, but both states are determined to widen access for families who can least afford quality preschool.  The policy experiences of these states over the past quarter century yield notable lessons for current policy debate on pre-school and education finance reform in California.