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Early education, unruly behavior

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March

The New York Times reports that a study will be released today showing that, regardless of gender, family income or quality of preschool, children who attend day care for a year or more are likely to be more aggressive than those who don't, all the way through sixth grade. On the plus side, the kids have a better vocabulary to hurl at their classmates.

This report could have reverberations in Florida and throughout the country, where early ed advocates are pushing for higher quality in preschool. Why? Because it suggests that quality isn't all that matters. But what's a parent to do, when one income increasingly doesn't pay the bills?

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:15am]

    

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