Early Childhood Education & National Priorities

According to a National Institutes of Health study, for each dollar spent on federally funded Child Parent Centers, there was a $4-$11 return.  Because children performed better and were less likely to be held back, arrested, depressed or involved with drugs or took ill.

Because of the shortsightedness of politicians and the short time horizon of the business community, we make large cuts in education without considering the impact on the future of the country or the economy.  People who believe that education is expensive are wrong.  Education is a one-time expense.  It is ignorance which is expensive.