Thursday, December 15, 2005

Preschool California - The Silver Bullet?

Preschool is in the limelight. But have we looked into this enough?

First Five California and Rob Reiner are pushing, pushing, pushing to get government funded preschool universally available in California.

RAND even released another study on the issue. According to Preschool California:

"When all 4-year-olds have access to quality preschool, RAND projects reductions of:

3,300 annual high school dropouts in Los Angeles County
2,900 fewer criminal charges filed against juveniles each year in the Bay Area
10,063 fewer years of special education use for each cohort of children in the Central Valley."

Here is an article entitled Expert Commentary: Stop Studying, and Get Busy Caring for Children

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