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Kids first : five big ideas for transforming children's lives and America's future

Author: David L Kirp
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kirp, David L.
Kids first.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2011
(DLC) 2010041065
(OCoLC)657595604
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David L Kirp
ISBN: 9781586489489 1586489488 1283263734 9781283263733
OCLC Number: 759838234
Notes: On cover, the word "first" is spelled with a "1" instead of an "i."
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 270 pages)
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.
Other Titles: Kids f1rst
Responsibility: David L. Kirp.

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A visionary call for renewing, revamping, and re-energizing public support for childrenand why doing so is essential to Americas future  Read more...

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Kirkus"An important, well-researched wake-up call, and any part of it that educators and lawmakers take into account is worthwhile" Diane Ravitch, Author of The Death and Life of the Great American Read more...

 
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