Webcast: Pre-K 4 SA Town Hall

Replay the Video: NOWCastSA webcast live on Sept. 18 at Texas Public Radio's KSTX Town Hall on the Brainpower Initiative.

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro's Brainpower Taskforce identified early childhood education as the best way for the city to improve student's academic performance, which led to the development of the Pre-K 4 SA program.

TPR gathered a variety of people to discuss the proposal to increase the city's sales tax by one-eighth of a cent. The money would fund four Education Excellence Centers and provide pre-K for eligible 4-year-olds and in-service training for 2,300 - 3,150 teachers, principals, early education leaders and community providers.

Pre-K 4 SA will go to San Antonio voters on Nov. 6 with early voting beginning Monday, Oct. 22 and concluding Friday, Nov. 2.

You can contribute to the discussion by leaving your questions or comments about Pre-K 4 SA in the blue Community Feedback area to the right of this article. Replay the video here:  Audio of the event can also be heard on KSTX 89.1 FM on the Newsmaker Hour, 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.



TPR News Director David Martin Davies moderated the conversation between the community and a panel of  proponents and critics of the Pre-K 4 SA plan. Panelists were:

 

For more information on the Pre-K 4 SA, see: