Does Pre-Kindergarten Education Work - or Not?

April 19 Op ed piece


Does Pre-Kindergarten Education Work - or Not? By Isabel Sawhill


Yes 

  • Long-term studies show growth in 
  • Less use of special education
  • Increases in high school graduation
  • Reduced crime
  • Higher earnings
  • Boosts to self-control, motivation, and planning


No

  • Academic gains fade
  • Cheap programs produce poor results
  • Does not show for all students
  • Studies dependent on small scale programs, not large ones




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