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Why Preschool Isn't Enough

Why Preschool Isn't Enough | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Lisa Guernsey and Laura Bornfreund, The Atlantic

 

As President Obama knows, early childhood education is a must. But without proper K-12 follow-up, its benefits could simply fade away.

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Learn about the "fade out" factor, a sticking point in the Universal Pre-K debate.

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A Boston Review Forum on Early Childhood Education and Promoting Social Mobility with James J. Heckman

A Boston Review Forum on Early Childhood Education and Promoting Social Mobility with James J. Heckman | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
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Public Pre-K is expensive.  So one of the big questions in education policy asks whether the US government should support Pre-K education more, or less, than it does now.  Research supports both positions.    

 

This forum is kicked off with an article by James Heckman, a Nobel laureate and one of the world's top economists.  His research on the value of preschool for children in poverty is the most important study in this debate.  To be informed on this topic, the first thing you do is read Heckman.  He's a genius.

 

Because of Heckman's prominance, the responders are also prominant.  Carol Dweck, who's concept of Incremental Intelligence is a PCM Top 10 Learning Concept, is also the author of Mindset, a PCM Top 10 Book for Parents, responds.  Geofry Canada, a PCM Top 10 Influencer, responds.  And Annete Lareau, a top expert on the impacts of parenting sytles, also tells her thoughts. 

 

Reading these 4 articles will put you in the 99 percentile of parents informed on the topic.

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