Presentation on theme: "If better is possible then good isn’t good enough."— Presentation transcript:
1 If better is possible . . . then good isn’t good enough.
2 skill differences among children at the time of . . . The problem ofskill differences amongchildren at the time ofschool entry is bigger,more intractable, andmore important than wehad thought.(Hart & Risley, 1995)
3 To disregard the current research on early reading is educational malpractice.(R. Lyon, at 2003 Early Reading Grantee Meeting)
4 Quality preschool helps children, particularly poor children, succeed inschool and beyond, and more thanpays for itself by reducing the costsof special education, dropouts andcrime.In search of universal preschool Published Thursday, June 19, 2003
5 “Fresh paint, computers, supplies are all good to have, but if we want our kids to learn more, nothingcounts as much as inspired and inspiring teachers.”Rita Kramer, Author of Ed School Follies from Education Week,June 14, 1995
6 Information is machines. Knowledge is people. Information becomes knowledge only when ittakes on a “social life”(Brown & Duguid 2000) Leading In A Culture of Change