Early education is good? Who knew?!

It’s good to see an economic argument FOR investment in education.

“The scientific evidence is absolutely compelling that early childhood education has enormous benefits that in the long run far outweigh the costs,” Alexander said Tuesday.

Perhaps it’s time to move away from trying to squeeze money out of a system that is already running at the lowest administrative costs in any public sector service in Quebec and to look at how to invest in our education so that we see a long term GAIN in our province.

Just an idea.

Or we can complain about school boards some more.  That sure is helping.

Truly,

Steve

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Investing+early+childhood+education+money+well+spent+economist+says/7617613/story.html#ixzz2DXn6x11t

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One response to “Early education is good? Who knew?!

  1. Bill Pollock

    I have just returned from an elementary school opening in Joliette. Most impressed. State of the art. Geothermal heating, use of wood panelling. Tree house library, Bio tiles on floors. Lots of windows. And most important a playground in a wooded environment where kids can learn (a little bit) about nature. Absolutely most impressive!! Now it appears the government won’t be able to pay for the services (of staff and teachers) required to fully service the education that the school was built for due to future clawbacks and cutbacks.

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