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New York Times: Language-Gap Study Bolsters a Push for Pre-K

‘That gap just gets bigger and bigger,’ said Kris Perry, executive director of the First Five Years Fund, an advocate of early education for low-income children. ‘That gap is very real and very hard to undo.’

The is basically the same as the article I referenced in Language gap begins in infancy.

I don’t see how pre-kindergarten programs are going to make any difference. At that age (they are talking about language gaps at eighteen months), the only factors are genes and parental involvement.