Report: Preschool reduces special-education need, costs

09/8/2010 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

People who did not attend preschool as children are more likely to be enrolled in special education and twice as likely as their peers to be arrested for a violent crime by age 40, according to a report by the nonprofit group Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California. The authors advocate more funding for early-childhood programs, claiming that every $1 spent could result in a long-term savings of $16 in costs associated with special education and crime.

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