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The head of the nation's largest school districts issues a letter to educators and families.

'Show me one study that indicates a 6-year-old can sustain focus for 30 to 45 minutes on a written test. '

Very young kids are being asked to sit and do a lot of work. Take a look.

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham raises some interesting issues about what we think we know.

Nations and school systems that did well on PISA are concentrating on early childhood education.

They say it's the best investment America can make.

Teachers express their concern about how academics and test prep are being pushed on the youngest students.

Enrollment stalled and more programs saw a drop in quality than improvement along with the funding drop.

Increasing the number of youngsters in preschool is a good thing. But improving quality in programs is another, and the content and direction of preschools will be influenced by ideological fervor.

Take six minutes and 12 seconds to watch Stewart take apart critics of preschool.

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