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Is Private Preschool Worth the Money?

by Christopher A. Lubienski & Sarah Theule Lubienski - February 07, 2007

What are the advantages and disadvantages of sending one’s child to a private preschool? Does the data suggest that they will perform better? Or, is sending one’s child to public school an equally good option?

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 07, 2007
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13095, Date Accessed: 6/21/2021 6:41:26 PM

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  • Christopher A. Lubienski
    University of Illinois
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    CHRISTOPHER LUBIENSKI is assistant professor in the Department of Educational Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studies education policy and the political economy of school reform. His recent work includes “Innovation in Education Markets: Theory and Evidence on the Impact of Competition and Choice in Charter Schools” in the American Educational Research Journal, 40 (2), and “Public Schools in Marketized Environments: Shifting Incentives and Unintended Consequences of Competition-Based Educational Reforms” in the American Journal of Education, 111 (4).
  • Sarah Lubienski
    University of Illinois
    SARAH LUBIENSKI is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her work, which typically focuses on mathematics education and equity, has included two studies funded by NAEP Secondary Analysis Grants from the National Center of Education Statistics. She currently chairs the Research Using NAEP Data Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association. Her recent publications include articles in Educational Researcher, the Journal of Negro Education, and the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education.
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