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Republican lawmakers want to rewrite how Ohio grades child care providers (The Columbus Dispatch)

By: Anna Staver Access article Increasing access to child care is great, said Shannon Jones, a former Republican state senator who runs Groundwork Ohio. But what is the point if you have to sacrifice quality?

A recent analysis by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center found that quality child care and early education increased high school graduation rates while reducing the need for public assistance, criminal justice and other social services.

"The cost savings of reduced involvement in the criminal justice system alone pays for the cost of expanding access to quality child care more than 2.5 times over," according to Groundwork's interpretation of the report.


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