Preschool is bad for kids

Say that at small scale, you have really high-quality early childhood education — but at large scale, the education may not be that great, because of all the aforementioned difficulties in growing the program. It’s possible that the small project is better for kids than the various child-care arrangements that parents make now, and the…

Do universal pre-K programs work?

There is another issue she does not mention: it can be be difficult, if not impossible, to successfully bring to scale those small interventions that work under carefully controlled contexts. The problem is that there’s no evidence that universal pre-K comes even close to its touted capacity to move the needle for disadvantaged children. Pre-K…