- 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
Category Archives: Timing of benefits
As I discuss in my new book, From Preschool to Prosperity, pre-K and other early childhood programs provide important “fiscal benefits”. By “fiscal benefits”, I mean increases in tax revenue or reductions in needed spending, even at the same tax … Continue reading
Two more short videos on early childhood programs have been released, combining my words with videos and animation by Detroit Public TV. One of these videos discusses short-term benefits of early childhood programs. These benefits include reducing remedial education costs, … Continue reading
New evidence suggests universal pre-K increases overall pre-K enrollment for all income groups, but provides mixed evidence on test score effects
A new paper by Elizabeth Cascio and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach provides important new evidence on the effects of universal pre-K. This paper was presented in late September at the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity. Cascio and Schanzenbach examine the effects … Continue reading
The popular Washington Post blog “Wonkblog” had a post on April 11 2013 from Brad Plumer that got my attention with this headline: “Funding preschool with a cigarette tax is unsustainable”. The gist of the article is as follows: Although … Continue reading
My recent TEDx talk is now posted on YouTube. In 15 minutes, this talk summarizes my argument for why early childhood programs can build stronger local economies. It summarizes some of the key points from my book Investing in Kids. … Continue reading
A recent report released by ReadyNation, prepared with support from the Kauffman Foundation, provides much research information on how special education cost-savings might be used to fund high-quality pre-K. The report, written by Rob Dugger and Bob Litan, argues that … Continue reading
Andrew Rotherham has an April 5th Time magazine column with the ominous title, “Are Pre-K Programs About To Get Gutted?” Mr. Rotherham apparently has access to an advance copy of the forthcoming annual report on state preschool programs from the … Continue reading