Monday, December 22, 2014

Follow us:
News 14 Carolina is on Facebook Follow us on Twitter! RSS 

News

Battle over pre-K for at-risk students heads to state appeals court

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Battle over pre-K for at-risk students heads to state appeals court
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

out of 10

Free Video Views Remaining

To get you to the stories you care about, we are offering everyone 10 video views per month.

Access to our video is always free for Time Warner Cable video customers who login with their TWC ID.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

RALEIGH – The state court of appeals will hear arguments Tuesday over whether every at-risk child should be given a pre-K education.

Last year, lawmakers limited the number of pre-K spots for at-risk children and required parents to pay up to 10 percent of their income for the classes, but it was challenged by the Hoke County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg school boards and a lower court ruled that the changes violated the state's constitution.

Last week, lawmakers worked to revise the restrictions that prompted the lawsuit.

Meanwhile, Gov. Bev Perdue's administration says serving all $67,000 eligible children could cost more than $300 million a year.

The court of appeals hearing is set to take place at 1 p.m.

10.11.12.248 ClientIP: 54.166.14.218 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP