It's Education Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 Issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.
NYC Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio says he will tax the wealthy to pay for expanded pre-K; Joe Lhota opposes the idea. Geoffrey Decker, staff reporter at GothamSchools.org, examines both proposals and the research around the impact of pre-K on education and poverty.
mother of little kids says pre-schoolers need most to get outside, have free play and use their bodies - peacefully. @BrianLehrer— SchoolBook (@SchoolBook) September 26, 2013
.@Gdeckernews says DOE data show students who went to pre-K scored higher, but that as kids get older other factors begin to have an impact.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) September 26, 2013
Key is to reinforce benefits of pre-K as a child moves through the system, and the "whole spectrum" of their development, says @GDeckernews— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) September 26, 2013