- 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: October 2011
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote in a recent column that the Occupy Wall Street movement “is shining a useful spotlight on one of America’s central challenges, the inequality that leaves the richest 1 percent of Americans with a … Continue reading
A recently published book has some interesting findings on the causal chain of events by which high-quality preschool education has long-run effects on adult outcomes. The book is “Childhood Programs and Practices in the First Decade of Life”. I recommend … Continue reading
One of my news alerts recently came across an interesting blog entry from Maureen Downey of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Her blog entry highlighted recent budget cuts to Georgia’s pre-K program, and their consequences. According to the blog entry, the … Continue reading
Financing early childhood programs by increased taxes will not destroy local jobs, but rather will create jobs
As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I recently testified about early childhood programs before a state legislative committee. A legislator asked a subsequent witness a question whose gist was as follows: “Won’t imposing the taxes to pay for … Continue reading
I recently testified about early childhood programs before a state legislative committee. One of the representatives asked a subsequent witness a question, whose gist was as follows: Wouldn’t it be better and cheaper to address parenting rather than spending all … Continue reading
The latest issue of Monthly Labor Review has a very nice review by economist Brian Keaton of my book, Investing in Kids. MLR is a well-respected journal published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in the U.S. Department of … Continue reading