- Head Start impacts: the importance of the counterfactual
- What are the best paths to prosperity for localities and the nation?
- March 25 interview on WWJ Radio Detroit, “Every Kid Matters”
- The power of local coalitions: Kalamazoo’s progress on pre-K
- Recent “natural experiment” evidence for Head Start’s long-run effectiveness
Monthly Archives: January 2012
Given the many problems with our K-12 educational system, what’s the point of adding early childhood programs?
I’m continuing my series of brief responses to questions I have received at public presentations on early childhood programs. Today’s question: “Given the many problems with our K-12 educational system, what’s the point of adding early childhood programs? Shouldn’t our … Continue reading
Sara Mead has a recent blog entry that comments on problems with the likely interest of business leaders in promoting state and local education. Her comment was in part prompted by Steve Perlstein’s comments on problems in local leadership for … Continue reading
Recently, Frances Campbell and her colleagues have published a paper that provides new long-term estimates of the effects of the Abecedarian program. These estimates suggest greater long-run benefits of the Abecedarian program than were projected based on previous results at … Continue reading
I have been asked by some persons my reaction to the recent New York Times article by Motoko Rich on state customized job training programs. I have argued that state customized job training programs can be an effective way of … Continue reading
I’m continuing to provide brief answers to questions I have received when I have made presentations on early childhood programs. Today’s question is: “Do early childhood programs represent too much government intervention into the role of parents?” Some voters and … Continue reading
I’m continuing to do a series of posts that provide brief answers to questions I’ve received about early childhood programs. Today’s question: “How will investing in kids pay off in the short-run? The major benefits of investing in early childhood … Continue reading
I’m continuing to provide brief answers to questions I’ve received at presentations I have made on early childhood programs. Today’s question is the following: “How does a state’s investment in early childhood programs pay off for the state? We live … Continue reading