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“Too Small To Fail”-In Favor of Early Education Opportunities For At-risk Children

The merits of increasing access to early education for economically disadvantaged children have widely been documented and studied.

One such researcher, James Heckman, a Nobel-winning economist at the University of Chicago proposes more widespread investment in quality pre-K programs and concluded that, “the economic savings from investments in early childhood — because less money is spent later on juvenile courts, prisons, health care and welfare — and calculates that early-education programs for needy kids pay for themselves several times over.”

You can read the entire NY Times op-ed piece with Heckman’s findings here.

 

“Too Small To Fail”