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PolitiFact Florida: Did Rick Scott increase funding for preschool?

Published Jul. 24, 2014

On the campaign trail, Gov. Rick Scott has appeared in a charming video alongside his toddler grandson and a darling photo with Florida preschoolers. So we know he likes cute little kids.

But does he invest in them?

A new ad by the Republican Party of Florida portrays him as generously funding preschool education.

The Spanish-language ad "Dedicación" shows teachers warmly talking about their profession -- and Scott.

"I like being a special education teacher because many people don't see the potential of those students," says one teacher. "It's a profession of great dedication," says another.

The teachers continue:

"With Rick Scott, there are more funds for preschool education and that's very important to me. Florida students are better off due to Scott. They can repeat all the falsehoods they want, the facts don't lie."

Under Scott, are there more funds for preschool education? We decided to do some homework.

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