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