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At What Age Should Public Education Begin?

Some see value in Pre-K programs as a way to ensure children are ready to learn by kindergarten. Others see an unnecessary expansion of public education. Underlying it all are fundamental questions, like at what age should formal education really begin for a child? And shouldn’t preparation for school really happen at home? We talk […]

Some see value in Pre-K programs as a way to ensure children are ready to learn by kindergarten. Others see an unnecessary expansion of public education.

Underlying it all are fundamental questions, like at what age should formal education really begin for a child? And shouldn’t preparation for school really happen at home?

We talk it over with Dr. April Crawford, Director of the pre-K program at the Children's Learning Institute.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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