PreK Matters

New data shows that parent income matters more than ever when it comes to educational outcomes. According to an article in the Atlantic, “one paper found that by the time an upper-income kid starts school, they’ve spent 400 more hours on ‘literacy activities’ than their less fortunate peers.” From there, the gap widens. Thus, the solution seems to be to spend more on early childhood education to try to supplement this lack of literacy activities. This is something Jeffrey Canada’s school is already doing.

 

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