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Why a good education benefits us all — even if you’re long past being a student

One year ago, TED Talks launched its first televised series for PBS dedicated to education. Bringing together a diverse group of voices and perspectives, this series was widely viewed by educators, parents, and policy makers all over the country. tlb

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PencilsTimothy Bartik says that investing in early childhood education is not just good for the children involved — but for communities as a whole. In today’s talk, he offers a detailed look at how preschool education boosts local economies in colossal ways.

[ted_talkteaser id=1735]“Early childhood education can bring more and better jobs to a state and can thereby promote higher per-capita earnings for the state’s residents,” says Bartik in this talk, given ay TEDxMiamiUniversity in Ohio. “When legislatures and others think about economic development, what they first of all think about are business tax incentives. Early childhood programs can do the exact same thing.”

To hear exactly how it works, listen to this talk. His fresh perspective moves the topic of improving schools away from the altruistic “wouldn’t it be nice if…” level. In fact, it forces us to ask not “How can I get a good education for…

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Head of Lower School, Louisville Collegiate School

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