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Slumping Economy Forces Cutback of Pre-Paid Tuition Plans

Many states have offered families a chance to pay for a child's college education years ahead of time, but current budget woes are forcing many states to back away from pre-paid tuition plans. NPR's Claudio Sanchez reports.

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Former elementary and middle school teacher Claudio Sanchez is the education correspondent for NPR. He focuses on the "three p's" of education reform: politics, policy and pedagogy. Sanchez's reports air regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Sanchez joined NPR in 1989, after serving for a year as executive producer for the El Paso, Texas, based Latin American News Service, a daily national radio news service covering Latin America and the U.S.- Mexico border.