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Kids first : five big ideas for transforming children's lives and America's future / David L. Kirp.

By: Kirp, David L.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiii, 270 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781586489472 (hbk.); 158648947X (hbk.).Other title: Kids f1rst [Cover title].Subject(s): Preschool teaching -- United States -- Anecdotes | Early childhood education -- United States -- Anecdotes | School children -- United States -- AttitudesDDC classification: 371.210973
Contents:
Introduction: From crib to college -- The littlest schoolhouse: teaching parents to teach their kids -- A garden of earthly delights: delivering brainy education to tots -- All together now: creating academies of learning and life -- The kindness of strangers: offering kids a helping hand -- The universal piggy bank: giving every child a nest egg -- The smart politics of the heart -- Appendix: A kids-first budget.
Summary: Kirp clarifies the importance of our investing wisely in children, and offers accounts of five big cradle-to-college initiatives that can change the arc of all children's lives.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-258) and index.

On cover, the word "first" is spelled with a "1" instead of an "i".

Kirp clarifies the importance of our investing wisely in children, and offers accounts of five big cradle-to-college initiatives that can change the arc of all children's lives.

Introduction: From crib to college -- The littlest schoolhouse: teaching parents to teach their kids -- A garden of earthly delights: delivering brainy education to tots -- All together now: creating academies of learning and life -- The kindness of strangers: offering kids a helping hand -- The universal piggy bank: giving every child a nest egg -- The smart politics of the heart -- Appendix: A kids-first budget.

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David L. Kirp is a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and was founding director of the Harvard Center on Law and Education. He recently served on President Obama's transition team. His most recent books are 'The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politics' and 'Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line: The Marketing of Higher Education'.

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