Friday, March 27, 2009
Universal Preschool: A silver bullet for education reform or a waste of money?
With support from major foundations and political heavy hitters like Barack Obama, universal preschool is the next big thing in education reform. Indeed, on the liberal wish list, it is second only to universal health care. The goal is to offer publicly funded preschool--complete with credentialed teachers and and a standardized curriculum--to all four-year olds during the school year. Advocates argue that public investments in early education will pay dividends over the long-term. Critics ...
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