Senator Wiggins in DC to tout Obama Administrations pre-k proposals.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 12th, 2013 at 8:30 am

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Filed Under: Brice Wiggins, Democrats, Education, Federal Government, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Republican, Spending

Retired military leaders and Mississippi Sen. Brice Wiggins are in Washington to release a national report that shows the Administration’s state-federal early education proposal could lead to two million more high school graduates nationwide and $150 billion in net economic benefits to society.

The graduation rate boost estimates are conservative, they said, and the economic benefits are based on the fact that high-quality early learning programs produce average net savings to society of $15,000 for every child served.

The savings result from schools avoiding the costs of an extra year of education for children who are held back, lower special education costs, fewer children in detention facilities, fewer adults in prison, fewer expenses for crime victims and savings from lower welfare costs.

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