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An Investment We Can’t Afford to Pass Up
Severely neglected child
Of 50 Children Who Have Trouble Reading in First Grade
44 Will Still Have Trouble in Fourth Grade
U.S. ranks 26 out of 32 countries on PISA 2006 Math Scores
Annual societal costs of managing uncontrolled asthma attacks
The Earlier the Investment, The Greater the Return
Programs targeted toward the earliest years
Rate of return to investment
in human capital
Portion of Business Leaders Who Say a Skilled Workforce is the Most Important Factor to Business Success
Portion Who Say They’re Concerned about Finding Skilled Workers
SOURCE: American business leaders’ views on publicly-funded pre-kindergarten and the advantages to the economy. Zogby International. December 2005.
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