Rescuing the Children Who Are “Too Small to Fail”

Nicholas Kristof wrote a superb editorial in the New York Times on the choices we could and should make on behalf of our children, ages 0 to 3, or the first 1,000 days.  His philosopy: Let’s invest in children, “who are too small to fail.”

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He cites several studies, both standalone and collections of important essays.  Of the latter, of note is a brand-new book, The Leading Edge of Childhood Education.

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This 2016 book is an excellent companion to the excellent 2014 book, also by Harvard Graduate School of Education, Improving the Odds for America’s Children, of which a prominent theme is that we have sufficient money to spend on children; it is a matter of setting priorities and making decisions that will benefit America’s children.

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As this blog asked in the previous entry:  Are the candidates for president addressing issues that concern our children and are the media paying any attention?  It’s all about setting priorities and making choices.

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