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Opinion: Cuts Hurt Kids Most, But We’ll All Pay Later


July 3, 2003
Economics and FinanceOutcomes
Wisconsin State Journal

Investing in Early Childhood Education Would Promote Learning and Save Taxpayer Money in the Long Run

Arthur Reynolds, a UW-Madison professor of social work and human development, says his research also shows that kids who get off to a good start show lower delinquency rates, fewer special education needs and higher educational achievement. Unfortunately, the long-term study results reported by Reynolds and other top U.S. researchers have been largely ignored in the rush to find short-term savings to balance a mismanaged Wisconsin state budget.