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Editorial: Smart Start


December 8, 2002
Economics and Finance
John Hood
The Herald Sun

Last month, Smart Start advocates put out a press release announcing another round of research findings from the Abecedarian Project, which is run by UNC Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. The study, by two Rutgers University researchers, concluded that the Abecedarian model likely saved taxpayers $4 for every $1 spent, with school districts saving $11,000 per child due to lower special education and remediation costs.