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The Coming Pre-K Quality Crunch

By Alexander Russo — March 16, 2007 1 min read

As I’ve said before, it seems to me that there is just too much hype and too much growth in state preK programs -- leading to a bandwagon mentality and an almost inevitable quality crunch:

Many states don’t track pre-K students AP
Fourteen years ago, Georgia launched a publicly funded pre-kindergarten program, the first in the nation to offer free classes to all 4-year-olds. But don’t ask state officials for data on how many of those students graduated from high school and went on to college this past fall. They didn’t keep track. Via CJC.

New National Report on State Pre-K Gets Covered Early Stories
The fourth annual report from the National Institute on Early Education Research came out this week and it generated some good stories around the country.

Previous posts: Pre-K On The Cheap In FLA...And Elsewhere?, What To Do About Universal Pre-K?.

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