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How Early Education Pays Off


August 20, 2003
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Tim Eaton
The Albuquerque Tribune
[M]oney spent on young children is a hedge against much larger amounts spent later in life on welfare, government-funded medical care and prison. Steven Barnett, a Rutgers University professor and director of the National Institute for Early Education Research, audited the Abecedarian results and said early learning decreased behavior problems and crime and increased productivity and academic achievement.