The Journal Gazette: Excuses won't help children get head start
The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne discusses why there's no need to wait for more research before expanding Pre-K. From the July 10 article:
More than 500 researchers signed on to a letter by the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey:
“Critics of greater investment ignore the full body of evidence,” according to the letter. “Critics often cite data out of context, cherry-picking findings that highlight minimal effects within the larger findings of overall benefits. They claim the need to wait for larger-scale studies over many years to prove long-term effectiveness, knowing full well that such experiments are not possible without significant government investment and decades of research. Existing research findings are sufficient to warrant greater investment in quality programs now.”
Read more on why the best time to invest in Pre-K is now.