Sun, 11/01/2009 - 10:00pm
Preschool of the 1960s and the experiment that launched a movement.
There’s been a quiet revolution in America's schools over recent decades. We've added a whole extra grade to a child's education: Preschool. Economists love Preschool. They say it's the smartest way to spend public money, especially in a tight economy. And they have lots of data to prove it: Preschool is perhaps the most researched idea in all of education. Early Lessons, airing Sunday, November 1 at 10 p.m. on AM1370/HD91.5-2, takes us back to the 1960s to tell the story of a landmark experiment that helped launch the Preschool movement. Fifty years later, researchers are still learning powerful lessons for today’s youngest.