- 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: November 2011
I delivered a speech about state economic development policies on November 30, 2011. The presentation was made in D.C. at the 19th Annual State Fiscal Policy Conference of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The text of my prepared … Continue reading
I was recently asked to give some key reasons why pre-K systems with broad or even universal access make sense. Here are my top 9 reasons. Political sustainability. Systems that help income groups that comprise a majority of voters are … Continue reading
A recent paper, by Susan Dynarski, Joshua Hyman, and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, has received some attention in the early education community, and elsewhere. The paper is entitled “Experimental Evidence on the Effect of Childhood Investments on Postsecondary Attainment and Degree … Continue reading
A few months ago I read the following quote in a local newspaper from a business leader, which expresses a commonly-held sentiment: “Government doesn’t create jobs…People opening that new pizza shop [or] that new dry cleaners – those are the … Continue reading
I have been asked by several people lately for my reactions to recent reports about the short-run multiplier and input-output effects on state economies of early childhood programs. Over the years, these reports have been produced by America’s Edge, by … Continue reading
One intriguing figure in the new book, Childhood Programs and Practices in the First Decade of Life, examines the benefits per dollar of different early childhood and early school-age programs at different ages. (The figure is on p. 182, in … Continue reading