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Stimulus Should Leave No Preschoolers Behind

February 1, 2009
Economics and FinanceOutcomes

Statement of NIEER Director Steve Barnett on the economic stimulus package.

Stimulus Should Leave No Preschoolers Behind

Steve Barnett, director of the National Institute for Early Education Research, cautions against proposed reductions to education, and early education in particular, in the economic stimulus package pending in Congress. Citing the future savings for taxpayers in terms of preventing grade repetition, special education, and crime that early education can bring, Dr. Barnett urges Congress to ensure the early education funds be used to raise standards, train teachers, and implement continuous improvement processes for real accountability. View the full statement