Reading on, it was clear that the leverage point in education, the place we could score the most in reducing the widening gap between rich and poor is investing in child care and preschool. Clear enough.
Until I picked up the Seattle Times and read this; "Per Pupil Spending on Pre-K Lowest in Decade." Don't get me wrong, there is a lot we could do to improve education all along the line, birth through completion of college. And we should. It's why organizations like the Road Map Project and Powerful Schools-two organizations I have worked closely with-are so important. But we need to be smart about where we invest the most time, the most money and the most effort. Or else we all will keep getting sucker punched year after year after year.