Did you have to care for a hamster in your preschool class? Line-up? Clean up? Share?
According to this NPR Planet Money podcast preschool probably provides irreplaceable job training. Taking place during a developmental window that does not reappear, the “soft learning” we get as 3 and 4-year olds shapes our success as adults. This academic study provides the specifics.
The Economic Lesson
An Economic Question: Why might cutting a preschool program have a lower cost for a politician than for society?