Pre-kindergarten is one of the hottest topics in American education in 2009: Which children really need it? How many aren’t getting it? Who should provide it—and at whose expense? What’s the right balance between socialization and systematic instruction? Between education and child care? Where does Head Start fit in? What are reliable markers of quality in preschool programs? And much, much more.
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- Preface (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_ix.pdf ~359 KB)
- Chapter 1: The Rolling Juggernaut (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_1.pdf ~377 KB)
- Chapter 2: The School-Readiness Challenge (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_9.pdf ~402 KB)
- Chapter 3: Preschool or Child Care? (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_21.pdf ~362 KB)
- Chapter 4: A Crowded Landscape (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_24.pdf ~429 KB)
- Chapter 5: The Quality Conundrum (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_30.pdf ~392 KB)
- Chapter 6: Murky Evidence (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_43.pdf ~381 KB)
- Chapter 7: The Florida Story (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_53.pdf ~425 KB)
- Chapter 8: The Oklahoma Story (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_61.pdf ~235 KB)
- Chapter 9: The Problem of Head Start (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_64.pdf ~393 KB)
- Chapter 10: Costs and Benefits (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_72.pdf ~370 KB)
- Chapter 11: Rival Delivery Systems (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_78.pdf ~377 KB)
- Chapter 12: A Better Route to Travel (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_86.pdf ~407 KB)
- Endnotes (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_101.pdf ~403 KB)
- About the Author (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_113.pdf ~357 KB)
- About the Hoover Institution Task Force on K–12 Education (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_115.pdf ~356 KB)
- Index (Chester_E_Finn_Jr_Reroute_the_Preschool_Juggernaut_117.pdf ~373 KB)