Students must be ready to learn: "Bingo! Increased student and parent engagement through a multidisciplinary approach? An educational system that better serves the needs of the individual student? Sign me up!Wait. Such reforms would be expensive or not? They could be cost-effective, perhaps. The reforms will have a heavy price in terms of change, perhaps. But, I'm not too sure what the cost in dollars would be.
Yes, such reforms would be expensive, but let's examine their cost-effectiveness. In fact, money would be saved by the consolidation of services and increased efficiency.
In November 2004, the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation reported results of the longitudinal study of the Perry Preschool Program, located in Ypsilanti, Mich. The study documented 'a return to society of more than $17 for every dollar invested (italics added) in the early care and education program, primarily because of the large continuing effect on the reduction of male crime.'"
Tuesday, June 08, 2010