- 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: July 2011
What is really the issue with the national debt? The real issue is not the short-run deficit. The deficit should be high right now to deal with the needs caused by the recession, and to stimulate the economy. The problem … Continue reading
Early childhood policy is more than preschool, child care and parenting assistance programs. It also includes broader policies that may affect the quality of child development, including policies that affect parental income. Such policies include macroeconomic policies to reduce unemployment, … Continue reading
The Partnership for America’s Economic Success, a project of the Pew Center on the States, has written a short (8-page) issue brief summarizing my book “Investing in Kids”. This might be useful to those who want a short summary of … Continue reading
Well-known Yale economist Robert Shiller had an opinion piece in the Sunday New York Times arguing for stimulating the job market through balanced budget increases in both taxes and spending on productive public services. (Professor Shiller is known for a … Continue reading
The most straightforward way to finance early childhood programs is to have the government pay for these programs upfront. However, this may not be politically attractive at certain places and times. I’ve mentioned previously the idea of financing early childhood … Continue reading
I will be out of town for a few days at two conferences in Boston. This includes the 2011 National Business Summit on Early Childhood Investment, sponsored by the Partnership for America’s Economic Success, at which I will be speaking … Continue reading
My local newspaper, the Kalamazoo Gazette, recently had an interesting interview with the Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, Jase Bolger. According to reporter Julie Mack, [Speaker Bolger] also expressed reluctance about spending more tax dollars on social programs … Continue reading