This past fall, as the nation’s 56 million children were heading back to school, Nobel-Prize-winning economist James Heckman wrote a letter to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Reform. His question: What’s the best way to develop human capital to increase workforce capability, enhance productivity and social cohesion, and assure America’s economic competitiveness in the global economy? His answer: Invest in comprehensive early childhood development and education, from birth to age five, especially for our most vulnerable children and families.
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