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Occupy The Classroom: The Case for Early Childhood Education

In light of the Occupy Wall Street movement that has taken over the country, many pundits are weighing in on how to solve the problem of economic inequality. In this Op-Ed piece from the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof makes a case for his solution: "...the single step that would do the most to reduce inequality has nothing to do with finance at all. It's an expansion of early childhood education." He cites research that reinforces what libraries working to foster early literacy skills development in our youngest patrons already know: the years from birth to age 5 are the most important in terms of later school success.