The order had to do with the state’s pre-kindergarten program previously known as More at Four.
Said Chris Mackey, Perdue’s press secretary:
“The Republican leadership in the legislature is trying to slam the door in the faces of 4-year-olds who are eligible for this program. The Republicans slashed the budget for pre-kindergarten by 20 percent. They imposed a new tax on financially stressed families who want to enroll. They limited the number of slots available to at-risk children. They took steps to reduce the academic content; and, now that a judge clearly ruled their efforts as unconstitutional, the Republican leaders are pretending this isn’t what they were trying to do. The truth is they are trying to defund academic pre-kindergarten, put up barriers to it and reduce the academic content.”