REUTERS/Jason Reed - U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on education for young children in Decatur, Georgia, February 14, 2013

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Obama's Preschool Proposal is Not Based on Sound Research

July 24, 2013, Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst and David J. Armor

Russ Whitehurst and David Armor warn that advocates of universal pre-K and Obama’s proposal for Preschool for All ground their policy preferences in findings from a selected group of research studies that are problematic. They examine the limitations of several recent studies that carry considerable weight in the policy debate.