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Thursday, September 19, 2013

New York Times Article Discusses Need for Early Childhood Development

In his article, "Lifelines for Poor Children," author James Heckman, a professor and Nobel Laureate in Economics, says that the U.S. should invest more in quality early childhood education programs:
"What’s missing in the current debate over economic inequality is enough serious discussion about investing in effective early childhood development from birth to age 5. This is not a big government boondoggle policy that would require a huge redistribution of wealth. Acting on it would, however, require us to rethink long-held notions of how we develop productive people and promote shared prosperity". Read more.