Thursday, September 22, 2005

Pre-K Now Funded Study Pay Off

A new 'study's' press release from Pre-K Now (mission is to .... to lead a movement for high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten for all three- and four-year-olds). Double think.

So Economist and co-author of the study Clive Belfield states that "You're not spending a dollar, you're spending more like 32 cents," said Clive Belfield, an economist at Queens College, in Flushing, N.Y., who co-authored the Wisconsin study with Dennis Winters, research director at NorthStar Economics Inc., in Madison."

Wonder why they didn't just look at the generation of pre-schoolers hitting the streets now in their early adulthood? It smacked me in the face with an Adult Education Rally in our state capitol. What kind of rationale is this study based on? The same kind that I use sometimes when I've found a discounted math program despite all the unused books/cd's/curriculum we already have. I tell my husband that we're saving money. Then he rolls his eyes.

Wisconsin Pre-K Really Pays Off, According to New Report on Program's Economic
First-ever statewide analysis on economic gains created by expanded 4K program could save counties millions of dollars down the road

(Madison, WI) - Pre-K Now today released a first of its kind statewide study for Wisconsin measuring the economic impact to Wisconsin's K-12 system if the state expanded Four-Year-Old Kindergarten (4K) to more children. An Economic Analysis of Investments in Pre-Kindergarten in Wisconsin was prepared by Clive Belfield, Ph. D., of Queens College City, University of New York and Dennis Winters, Ph. D., V.P./Director of Research, NorthStar Economics, Inc. The report provides compelling economic evidence of the cost savings associated with high-quality pre-k.

Pre-K Now collaborates with state advocates and policymakers to lead a movement for high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten for all three and four year olds. We gratefully acknowledge past and present funders: The Pew Charitable Trusts, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Schumann Fund for New Jersey, the Foundation for Child Development, the Kellogg Foundation, the Joyce Foundation and the McCormick Tribune Foundation.

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