by Max Brantley
John Brummett today explores wacky Jim Holt's notion that pre-school education is somehow Soviet-style socialism. He relates a study by the Minneapolis branch of the Federal Reserve bank (now there's a radical outfit) that indicates pre-school education is a better investment than the stock market. Fascinating stuff. And here's a link to the bank's home page, where you can find several reports on the value of early childhood education.