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NCCF's Jeanne Reid in NYT Letter to the Editor: Address Educational Segregation That Begins in Preschool

On May 1, 2015, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist David Brooks published “The Nature of Poverty.” Jeanne L. Reid, who is a research scientist at TC’s National Center for Children and Families, responded with a Letter to the Editor that was published by the New York Times on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Read the letter here (fourth letter down).

Reid is the co-author, with Sharon Lynn Kagan, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy at Teachers College and Co-Director of the Center, of a recent report A Better Start: Why Classroom Diversity Matters in Early Education that describes the troubling racial, ethnic and economic disparities in American preschools and calls on policymakers to focus on the value of diversity in early education classrooms as a means to increase equity and quality for America’s youngest learners.

Funded by The Century Foundation and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, the report was released on April 29 at a Capitol Hill briefing in Washington, D.C.  Read coverage of the report:

The Washington Post: "Segregation of the nation’s children starts with preschool, new report finds"

Education Week: Racial and Economic Segregation Starts in Preschool, Study Finds 

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Published Wednesday, May. 27, 2015