- 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
- Increasing quality in preschool through accountability and mentoring
Monthly Archives: May 2011
The State of Michigan has just passed its 2011-2012 budget. The Early Childhood Investment Corporation of Michigan has provided some news coverage of the implications of this budget for early childhood program. As the article’s lead says, the budget is … Continue reading
Sara Mead, in her blog at Education Week, has some additional useful comments on the $500 million early learning competitive grant program announced by the federal government yesterday. To elaborate on my comments yesterday, $500 million is a great deal … Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services announced yesterday a $500 million competitive grant program for state plans for early learning. The details will be released later this summer, with states then having 6 to … Continue reading
A recent conversation with a reporter involved some discussion of how individuals frequently analyze the effects of public policies from a perspective that is too narrow. Good policy analysis requires looking at ALL the effects of a feasible policy package. … Continue reading
I have been involved with some discussions of potential new sources of financing early childhood programs. These discussions have been coordinated by the aptly-named “Early Childhood Finance Innovations” Working Group. This Working Group has been convened by the Kauffman Foundation, … Continue reading
Several reporters have recently asked for my opinion on the business tax cuts recently enacted in Michigan. These business tax cuts lower the main state business tax in Michigan by about $1.7 billion annually. Will these tax cuts succeed in … Continue reading
The Milton Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago has now posted my prepared remarks for my May 9, 2011 presentation on my book Investing in Kids. This presentation was to the Youth Human Capital and Economic Development Network of … Continue reading