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    Filed at 7:05 am under by dcobranchi

    That’s my take from the lede of this PPI article on how we should all support public daycare pre-school:

    Decades of research have produced reams of compelling evidence that preschool is a sound public investment. Children who attend prekindergarten programs that prepare them to read and build cognitive, verbal, and social skills go on to do measurably better in school and life than their peers who do not. They score higher on academic achievement tests, they get better jobs, and they are less likely to become dependent on welfare or engage in criminal activity. These trends are particularly noticeable among disadvantaged children. When those factors were taken into account, studies of high-quality preschool experiments in Michigan and North Carolina found that investments in preschool delivered a seven-to-one return over time.

    And the beat (for universal, compulsory pre-school) goes on.

    BTW, the Progressive Policy Institute is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democratic Leadership Council. Just thought you should know who’s calling the shots.

    But I’m just a racist who doesn’t give a damn about anyone but my own kids. Why listen to me?

    5 Responses to “WE’RE HURTING OUR LITTLE ONES”


    Comment by
    CED
    September 12th, 2004
    at 6:36 pm

    I’d bet babies removed from their low socio-ec parents at birth to be raised by upper middle class parents would score higher on achievement tests and get better jobs as adults too.


    Comment by
    Chris
    September 12th, 2004
    at 6:58 pm

    Trading Places anybody? (Eddie Murphy & Dan Akroyd)


    Comment by
    Skip Oliva
    September 13th, 2004
    at 12:45 am

    I’d bet babies removed from their low socio-ec parents at birth to be raised by upper middle class parents would score higher on achievement tests and get better jobs as adults too.

    Yeah, but the upper middle class parents would probably hire a lower class person to actually care for the children. 🙂


    Comment by
    Dexter M. Duck
    September 13th, 2004
    at 1:54 am

    Check out eaglef....shtml

    Apparently daycare kids have lots of behaviorial problems down the road. But at least they are socialized, unless those evil homeschooled children. 😉

    Dexter M. Duck


    Comment by
    Dexter M. Duck
    September 13th, 2004
    at 12:38 pm

    “unless” should be “unlike” my bad

    Dexter M. Duck