Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Cato Holds Conference to PROVE Early Education Makes No Difference

Why hold a conference when you already know the answers? What next, finding research showing that pre-natal care has no impact? Actually, why have health care at all?

Ask anyone involved in this sham if they send their own kids to preschool programs. Will they mention the multi-million word gap between wealthy and poor kids entering school? Cato claims benefits of pre-school don't last. Of course if that is all we do they may not last. That's like saying that treating ill people with drugs and then taking them away means they get sick again.
I wanted to let you know about an upcoming Cato event happening on January 7th that I thought you might be interested in covering.  The event centers around the debate over universal preschool education and features an excellent line-up of panelists including David J. Armor, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, George Mason University, Deborah A. Phillips, Professor of Psychology, Georgetown University, Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst, Director, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings Institution, and William T. Gormley, University Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University.  The event will be moderated by Cato scholar Neal P. McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.
For more details, please see the link below.  Additionally, if you’re unable to make it to the Cato Institute, we do stream all of our events live online.  Just go to cato.org/live at the time of the event.  We also post complete video coverage of the event on our website within a day of the event’s occurrence. 
If you would like to attend feel free to send me an email and let me know, I’ll make sure you’re added to the list of attendees.  Also, if you would like to interview Neal McCluskey don’t hesitate to let me know and I can arrange a time.
Thanks for your consideration,
Alexa Moser
Media Relations Coordinator
The Cato Institute
Phone: 202-789-5251
Here are some quick links on the issue so there is not need to try to guess the outcome of the conference.
  1. Preschool is No Answer | Cato Institute

    by DF Salisbury - ‎2012 - ‎Cited by 1
    Those who call for more state funding for preschool age children are ignoring one important fact: American preschoolers are doing better than ever. Throughout ...

  2. The Poverty of Preschool Promises: Saving Children ... - Cato Institute

    by AB Schaeffer - ‎2012 - ‎Cited by 1 - ‎Related articles
    The political momentum behind state-level preschool programs is tremendous, but existing proposals are often flawed and expensive. Preschool can provide ...

  3. Preschool Education: What the Research Says | Cato Institute

    by N McCluskey - ‎2014
    Indeed, touting the benefits of “high-quality” programs, President Obama has proposed spending $75 billion to expand preschool to all four-year olds. But on ...

  4. Universal Preschool Is No Golden Ticket: Why ... - Cato Institute

    by DA Olsen - ‎2012 - ‎Cited by 12 - ‎Related articles
    Georgia and New York have implemented universal preschool programs for four-year-olds, and other states have taken steps in that direction. Those programs ...

  5. Benefits of Preschool Don't Last | Cato Institute

    by DA Olsen - ‎2012 - ‎Cited by 1 - ‎Related articles
    “Universal preschool” is the education establishment's catchphrase for expanding the public school system to include all 3- and 4-year-olds, and Gore is making ...

  6. Preschool's Anvil Chorus | Cato @ Liberty - Cato Institute

    Feb 12, 2013 - Overcome by the sound of their own chorus, universal federal pre-K advocates are deaf to the evidence. For the sake of the children they seek, ...

  7. Preschool in the Nanny State | Cato Institute

    by DA Olsen - ‎2012 - ‎Cited by 1 - ‎Related articles
    MAKE NO MISTAKE: The push for universal preschool is on. Already the state of Georgia offers free preschool to every 4-year-old, and New York is phasing in a ...
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    30. Early Education and Child Care - Cato Institute

    mistaken idea that today's preschoolers aren't prepared for kindergarten. The truth is that 70 percent of preschool-aged children already attend preschools, and ...

  9. Universal Preschool Is No Golden Ticket: Why ... - Cato Institute

    by DA Olsen - ‎Cited by 12 - ‎Related articles
    Feb 9, 1999 - Why Government Should Not Enter the Preschool Business. by Darcy Ann Olsen. Darcy Ann Olsen is an entitlements policy analyst at the Cato ...

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