The campaign for universal preschool has gained great momentum, but a troubling contradiction casts a shadow over this movement. The main argument that preschool advocates make is that we need to give disadvantaged kids a boost up the ladder of educational success. Helping the least advantaged kids catch up would require intensive programs starting early […]
Video: Chester E. Finn, Jr. talks with Education Next about the contradictions behind the push for for universal preschool.
Universal preschool will be a boon for middle-class parents. How it will help poor kids catch up is not so obvious.
As state after state expands pre-K schooling, questions remain
Head Start gets a makeover. President Bush proposes to refocus Head Start on the teaching of academic skills. Should Democrats go along?