Time to Care Major Factor in Gaps at School

January 9, 2008 | Aaron Keating

Add this to the list of reasons why:

1) Washington State is making the right decision by funding paid family leave for new parents; and

2) Why Washington legislators should fund full-day kindergarten within the next five years, rather than waiting for ten:

A new study by the Educational Testing Service – which develops and administers more than 50 million standardized tests annually, including the SAT, concludes that an awful lot of low test scores can be explained by factors that have nothing to do with schools…like high-quality day care and paid maternity leave.

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