A group of Michigan athletes and coaches is calling on state lawmakers to spend more money on early childhood education.
Governor Snyder is asking for an additional $65 million for the Great Start Readiness Program.
Jeff Kirsch is with Champions For America’s Future. He says children learn important skills in pre-K, like teamwork, getting along with people, and sticking to tasks.
“Those are the kinds of skills that you learn in pre-school that is not only valuable to athletes but valuable to all of us to make it in life,” says Kirsch.
A governor’s office spokesman says there is bi-partisan support in the Legislature for the added funding for pre-school.