The survey establishes the importance of early childhood education, which is supported by extensive research.
"This Index assumes that all
children, regardless of their background,
legal status and ability to pay, have a right to
affordable, quality preschool provision."
Then, it ranks 45 nations by their provision of early childhood education.
The United States is #24, tied with the United Arab Emirates.
Can we expect to see editorials across the U.S. about this shockingly poor performance?
Can we expect to see a Hollywood film--documentary or fictionalized--about this shameful statistic?
Will we soon hear reformers insisting that all three- and four-year-olds should be able to participate in a high-quality program that has well-prepared and credentialed teachers and small class sizes?
Now that's a reform movement we could all support.