via The College Fix
A new study via the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) concludes that universal pre-school/child care is not the panacea many have claimed it to be.
Looking at the effects of universal child care in Quebec, the researchers determined that the negative non-cognitive effects resulting from the program outweigh any cognitive gains … and perhaps more alarmingly, they linger into older (school) ages.
The paper, titled “Non-cognitive Deficits and Young Adult Outcomes: The Long Run Impacts of a Universal Child Care Program,” was presented by the University of Toronto’s Michael Baker, the University of British Columbia’s Kevin Milligan, and MIT’s own … Jonathan Gruber.
That’s right — the “Architect of Obamacare” himself.
Read the full article HERE.
Note: Kevin Milligan responds to critics of his Quebec childcare paper: Want to help kids? Build skills instead of pointing fingers: