27 Child. Legal Rts. J. [i] (2007)

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CONFERENCE ON THE LAW AND POLICY OF
UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL*
*The first seven pieces in this issue were written based on remarks made by the authors at
The First National Conference on the Law and Policy of Universal Preschool, held at
Loyola University Chicago School of Law on October 13, 2006.
Foreword
by   D ean  M ichael I aufm an  ......................................................................................................... 1
Keynote Address
by   D avid  L aw rence  ..................................................................................................................... 3
Benefits and Costs of Quality Early Childhood Education
by   W , S teven  B arnett ................................................................................................................. 7
High Quality Pre-Kindergarten as the First Step in Educational Adequacy:
Using the Courts to Expand Access to State Pre-K Programs
by   E llen  B oy lan  ........................................................................................................................ 2 4
Building a State Early Learning System
by Elliot Regenstein, Jerome Stermer & Margie Wallen .......................................................... 56
Spotlight On: Bright from the Start-The Evolution of Early Care and
Education in Georgia from Programs to Systems
by  M arsha  H . M oore, Commissioner .................................................................................. . 69
Spotlight On: The Pew Charitable Trusts-Advancing Quality Pre-K for All
Five Years Later
by  Susan  Urahn  &   Sara  W atson  ........................................................................................  73
Interview With: Jesse H. Ruiz, Chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education
by   N atalie  R am ello  ................................................................................................................... 78
In the Courts: Policy Implications of Illinois' Universal Preschool Law-Lessons
Learned from New Jersey's Abbott Decisions
by   K im berley  C rum   K lein  ......................................................................................................... 8 1
Statistically Speaking: The Elusive Economic Costs of Universal Preschool
by   A lec  E gizi  ............................................................................................................................ 8 4
Legislative Update: Legislative Proposals in Connecticut Fuel the Debate
Regarding Universal Preschool
by   K atie  B unch  ........................................................................................................................ 8 6

Children's Legal Rights Journal

Vol. 27 # No. 1 # Spring 2007

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