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Tag: preschool

Jan.
16th

EDUCATION: Invest early in our children

I echo the excellent advice of retired Rear Admiral Alan Steinman (Viewpoint, 1-13) to the Legislature to invest more in early learning.

The fact that 75 percent of 17- to 24-year-olds are ineligible to serve in the military is a statistic that every American should find deeply troubling. The good news is that, as Steinman writes, early education can solve a “host of problems” that lead to so many young people being ineligible to serve their country.

In addition to the positive outcomes of high-quality preschool cited by Steinman, the Perry Preschool study found that at age 27, kids

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