This speech integrates much of the material from this blog, and my book “Investing in Kids”, into a relatively short (20 minutes, 5 pages, 11 slides) presentation. In particular, it incorporates my recent research on the benefits of preschool for children from middle-class families, and the spillover benefits of education for everyone in local economies.
- More on the finding that college pays off less if you grew up poor
- We have enough evidence to expand quality pre-K
- Reflections coming out of the recent AEI forum debating pre-K
- What do we know about right-to-work laws and state prosperity? Not much, because of limited variation over time in which states are RTW states
- Human Capital Programs Can Promote Local Economic Development; As Illustration, Consider “Promise-style” Place-Based College Scholarship Programs