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Early Childhood Education Investment Provides Big Dividends

Ernest Hooper

Tampa Bay Times

Aug 31, 2017

"According to the Ounce of Prevention Fund, at-risk children who don't receive a high-quality, early-childhood education are 25 percent more likely to drop out of school, 40 percent more likely to become a teen parent, 50 percent more likely to be placed in special education, 60 percent more likely to never attend college, and 70 percent more likely to be arrested for a violent crime."