February 14, 2013 3:05PM

No, Race Doesn’t Explain Disappointing Results in “High Quality” Pre‑K States

After my previous post showing the lackluster overall achievement trends in states with purportedly "high quality" universal pre-K programs, one response was that this might miss better results among minority students. Well, I've had a chance now to chart the results for African American kids and... they're slightly worse. See below. Can we now, finally, stop for a moment and reflect before lavishing tens of billions of dollars we don't have on a federal expansion of such programs?

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