- Research consensus for early childhood education backed in letter by over 500 researchers
- What does the evidence show on preschool?
- Early childhood education is a good we know how to do
- Why early childhood education now?
- Early childhood education is a continuation of an American tradition of promoting economic growth through education
Monthly Archives: December 2010
One feature of pre-k programs that can “easily” be changed by public policy is class size. When I say class size can be changed “easily”, I mean that it can be changed with a simple to implement change in law … Continue reading
Many aspects of pre-k programs affect their quality. “Quality” in turn affects the magnitude of economic development benefits for a state or local economy. I’ll be exploring this important issue of pre-k quality in several blog posts. One of the … Continue reading
Although this blog (and my book, Investing in Kids) is mainly concerned with how early childhood programs can provide economic development benefits, I also consider the role of business incentives in economic development. Business incentives are tax breaks or services … Continue reading
In a recent blog post, Matt Yglesias casts a skeptical eye on incentives for film production in a particular state or local economy. Many states offer huge incentives for films to be made in the state, on the grounds that … Continue reading
In the New York Times article by James Warren on Professor James Heckman’s ideas on early childhood education, Mr. Warren suggests that Professor Heckman’s ideas “might have benefited mayoral candidates concerned about Chicago’s public schools performance”. Warren goes on to … Continue reading
Ezra Klein links to a New York Times article by James Warren about Nobel prize-winning James Heckman’s arguments for greater early childhood investments. (Full disclosure: Professor Heckman has written a favorable blurb for my book Investing in Kids, part of … Continue reading
My book Investing in Kids: Early Childhood Programs and Local Economic Development does not just analyze the economic development effects of early childhood programs. To fully understand the economic development benefits of early childhood programs, we need to contrast their … Continue reading