Tribune-Live: Invest in Pre-K
Letter from Michelle Figlar, executive director of the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC):
“In response to the editorial “Universal pre-K? It would be a huge waste that would dwarf Head Start’s failure” : In my work with the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children, I see every day the benefits of high-quality preschool.
The evidence is overwhelming in proving that investing in high-quality pre-K is a smart choice. At-risk children who experience high-quality pre-K are less likely to commit crimes later in life. Society gains more productive citizens, with reduced reliance on social services and higher lifetime earnings.”