ROPE: A Republish Of Our Review Of The First Annual Smart Start Oklahoma Conference from 2011

A Review of the First Annual Smart Start Oklahoma Conference, “Champions for Change” – How Much More than the Already-Allotted Billions of Dollars Per Year Can “Champions” Justify Spending On Unproven Early Childhood Programming In Oklahoma?

Editorial Comments: Though this was nearly 7 years ago now (it was originally posted to our SCRIBD account), while writing about teaching funding for some new blogs, I referenced this piece. It seems unbelievable that Oklahoma continues to spend so much money on preK ‘education’ when accepted research shows that all kids are basically on the same page academically by 3rd grade whether they attend preK or not. I wanted to move this to our blog where we could reference it. The funding/authorization of the OSPR/Smart Start Board comes from federal law.

Without further ado, the article:

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