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My View: Not all preschools are created equal

Early Childhood

CNN, by David L. Kirp

Kudos to the president – his call for preschool for every 4-year-old, in the State of the Union address, is a bold and visionary idea. It’s what those who understand the power of early education to unlock children’s minds have been urging for years. It’s what I promoted when I served on the 2008 presidential transition team. But – and it’s a very big but – whether universal prekindergarten really makes a difference in children’s lives or turns out to be a false hope depends entirely on the quality of what’s being offered. …Read more