Posted by Brad @ 11:28 am on June 13th 2011

The Case for Universal Preschool

Kevin Drum looks at the results of a long-term study / pilot program in Chicago, which uses organized preschool as an intervention for at-risk children. Those children are 28 now, and the authors of the study have published their longitudinal results in Science. The results are pretty interesting, and impressive – you could scarcely come up with a more effective intervention for potential at-risk youth (inner city, broken home, etc.). Although Megan McArdle makes the smart critique about pilot program results and their generalizability.

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