Does Early Education Come Way Too Late?

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  • Economist John List (also involved in Uber study!)
  • Chicago experimental pre school for state of the art techniques for cognitive and non cognitive skills
    • Give parents homework too. Incentivize them with money.
    • Tons of hoops to jump through!
  • 30 million fewer words for kids in poverty than affluent kids by age 3.
    • Also differing quality - affirmation vs. prohibition, word and sentence complexity
  • Non cognitive skills are massive predictors of school success: attention span, focus, confidence, etc.
  • Tune in, talk more, take turns for better child development. 3 Ts