Irving Harris

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Starting Small, Thinking Big

Society needs to help the very young, long before formal schooling begins, or the battle for the next generation will be lost.

The United
States spends more than $500 billion each year on the education of 5- to
25-year-olds. Despite disagreement over specific strategies, investment in
education commands broad public support. But one of the most basic building
blocks of the educational system suffers from broad neglect: very young
children.