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A Think Twice Review of:

How Sound an Investment? Analysis of Federal Prekindergarten Proposals

Think Twice - Mar 24, 2008

Publisher/Think Tank - Lexington Institute

Author(s) -

This report considers current proposals for federal involvement in prekindergarten (pre-K). It concludes that federally funded preschool program for all children would be unnecessarily expensive, provide little benefit to most children, decrease options for parents and could likely impair the social development of many children.

Reviewer(s) - W. Steven Barnett, Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University

Barnett’s review of this report finds that it is misleading, poorly grounded, biased and inaccurate. Barnett concludes that the report oversimplifies the debate, ignores relevant research and falls short of thoughtful policy discussion.