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Preschool Alters Lives - Or Adds to Status Quo

Originally published by The Boston Globe

February 22, 2013
Edward Glaeser (Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University)

There is a big move on to put millions of additional American children into preschool — and tens of thousands more in Massachusetts.

In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed "working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every child in America."

Governor Patrick has similarly called for "universal access to high-quality early education."

Preschools can do more than almost anything else to fight poverty; ideally, these programs supply the educational stimulation that disadvantaged young children often fail to get at home. MORE > (Need Boston Globe subscription)

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