Recently, it has come to light that Texas is considering participation in President Barack Obama’s Preschool for All Program, which would draw an estimated $308 million in grants to Texas to expand access to pre-kindergarten in the state. But what would this program’s impact on Texas really look like?
Any investment in education should be carefully assessed in terms of the gains it would definitively bring to our state. That assessment should begin by asking whether this is something Texas needs in the first place. How much of what we learn at an exceptionally young age truly travels with us through life or even though elementary school?
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Wohlgemuth is executive director and director of the Center for Health Care Policy with the Texas Public Policy Foundation.firstname.lastname@example.org