David Kirp

The Sandbox Investment

David Kirp

Talk: The Sandbox Investment

David Kirp, author and Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book "The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids-First Politicst." As the author of fourteen books, David L. Kirp makes the ideal guide to this quiet movement. He crouches in classrooms where committed teachers engage lively four-year-olds, and reveals the findings of an extraordinary longitudinal study that shows the life-changing impact of preschool. He talks with cutting-edge researchers from neuroscience and genetics to economics, whose findings increasingly show how powerfully early childhood shapes the arc of children's lives.

David Kirp

David L. Kirp , is James D. Marver professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, member of the Barack Obama Presidential Transition Team and author. His research has explored a wide range of social policy domains, including preschool, k-12 and higher education, race and gender equality, affordable housing, and the AIDS crisis.

The Sandbox Investment

The rich have always valued early education, and for the past forty years, millions of poor kids have had Head Start. Now, more and more middle class parents have realized that a good preschool is the smartest investment they can make in their children's future in a competitive world. As "The Sandbox Investment" shows, their needs are key to the growing call for universal preschool.

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