As early childhood education becomes a large part of local and national conversations, Columbus authorizes $1 million on preschool programming.

Columbus City Council recently passed an ordinance to authorize the city to spend $1 million on high-quality pre-kindergarten education programs. This represents the newest city investment in quality pre-K in Columbus, an initiative that both Mayor Andrew Ginther and City Council members have championed.

I first started studying early childhood policy last year while working as an analyst for Policy Matters Ohio. Like any good analyst, when tackling the brand new topic I found the best book on the economics of child care I could find — The Child Care Problem: An Economic Analysis — and went to work. Little did I know at the time that author Dr. David Blau is now a professor at Ohio State University.

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