A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Universally-Accessible Pre-Kindergarten Education in Texas
Project AdvisorTaylor, Lori L.
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ClientTexas Early Childhood Education Coalition (TECEC) and the Texas Program for Society and Health at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University (TPSH)
DescriptionThis study provided an analysis of the relative costs and benefits of a high-quality, universally-accessible pre-kindergarten program in Texas. The analysis identified the costs and benefits unique to Texas' population, workforce, economy and existing educational system. It concluded that even when making very conservative assumptions, the benefits of universally-accessible, high-quality pre-kindergarten for four-year-olds in Texas greatly outweigh the costs.
Aguirre, Elisa; Gleeson, Thomas; McCutchen, Amanda; Mendiola, Leticia; Rich, Katherine; Schroder, Rick; Stephenson, Megan; Varner, Orie (2006). A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Universally-Accessible Pre-Kindergarten Education in Texas. Available electronically from