A Think Twice Review of:
Review of The Drawbacks of Universal Pre-K: A Review of the Evidence
Think Twice - Apr 20, 2021
Publisher/Think Tank - Manhattan Institute
Author(s) - Max Eden
The Manhattan Institute recently published a brief, The Drawbacks of Universal Pre-K: A Review of the Evidence, which reviews evidence relating to both means-tested and universal early childhood care and education programs.
W. Steven Barnett, Professor and Senior Co-Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University, reviewed the report. He concludes that while increased scrutiny of universal pre-K and child care proposals is useful, the complexity of the issues surrounding them does not lend itself to the sorts of simple policy prescriptions found in the new brief.