Excerpts from the presentation:
Why preschool for all children?
- Investing early can yield high returns and is pro-growth
- School failure is not just a problem for children in poverty
- Universal programs are more cost-effective than targeted programs
Why not target pre-K?
- Targeting is costly and imperfect
- Head Start misses most poor children
- Benefits do not stop at the poverty line
- Many non-poor have similar problems
- Benefits greater when all children exposed to Pre-K