The Dean drops the latest report on pre K with the quote from Bill Dunn
The study shows that gains a Pre-K child makes are very short lived. In fact, in some areas the children without Pre-K ended up doing better than those in the state program.
To quote directly from page six of the study, "For students in grades 3-5, analyses have found either no significant effect of Pre-K participation on assessment scores, or, in some cases, have found that students that attended Pre-K, on average, score lower than their non-Pre-K counterparts on some assessments."
After reviewing the details of the study, Representative Bill Dunn (R--Knoxville) pointed to the results as proof that the hundreds of millions of dollars that have been spent on the program may have been better used elsewhere in education.
"We have teachers who need raises and children who need books and the Tennessee Pre-K program is gobbling up and wasting valuable resources," said Rep. Dunn.
"This report should serve as a revelation for individuals who still believe Pre-K is some sort of answer for long-term achievement in education," continued Dunn. "The fact is, it just isn't. It may be the largest hoax ever perpetrated on the people of Tennessee."