Thursday, September 28, 2017

Weiland book featured in September 26 Washington Post column

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Heather Long, economics correspondent for The Washington Post, explored the deep inequities and economic consequences revealed in the new book Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality. The book, written by SOE professor Christina Weiland, with colleagues Ajay Chaudry, Taryn Morrissey, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa, has garnered interest across the country, as industry leaders, policymakers, and academics have taken notice of the book’s message and proposed plan.

In her article, Long stresses the finding that inequality in American education is apparent by age 3. Only 55 percent of America’s 3 and 4-year-olds attend a formal preschool, a rate far below China, Germany and other power players on the global stage. As Long points out, this discrepancy in access to high-quality preschool education has implications for the national economy.
  

Christina Weiland is Assistant Professor

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