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On politics, markets and American schools.

February 22, 2018 AccessGovernance and Accountability

By Rosario, J. R., Barnett, W. S., & Franklin, B. M. (1992). When mid‐19th‐century educational reformers described the system of common schools which they envisioned for the USA, they talked about an institution that would be accessible to all children and that would provide them with a shared educational experience. As these early proponents of public…

Early childhood development and social mobility.

December 15, 2017 AccessEconomics and Finance

By Barnett, W. S. & Belfield, C. (2006). Steven Barnett and Clive Belfield examine the effects of preschool education on social mobility in the United States. They note that under current policy three- and four-year-old children from economically and educationally disadvantaged families have higher preschool attendance rates than other children. But current programs fail to enroll…

Private Providers in State Pre-K: Vital Partners

November 1, 2011 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local

In this article from the National Association for Young Children's journal Young Children, 66(6), authors Jason T. Hustedt and W. Steven Barnett discuss how private preschool providers have played an important role in the expansion of state pre-K across the country and examine how these collaborations work.

Financing Early Childhood Education Programs: State, Federal, and Local Issues

January 1, 2011 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & LocalUniversal and Targeted

Published in Educational Policy, this article from Jason T. Hustedt and W. Steven Barnett identifies and explains the various funding streams in the early childhood education field.

Universal and Targeted Approaches to Preschool Education in the United States

January 1, 2010 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalUniversal and Targeted

This article compares the current targeted approach to preschool education with a universal approach that would increase access and quality.