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ERIC Number: ED506623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Proposal: Invest in Research-Proven Programs for Children and Youth--A Key to Preventing Educational Failure, Substance Abuse, Crime, Teen Pregnancy, and Other Social Problems that Damage the Lives of Millions of Americans
Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy
This paper proposes a strategic federal investment of $3 billion in the relatively small number of social interventions (i.e., programs, practices, strategies) shown in scientifically-rigorous studies to produce sizeable, sustained improvement in the lives of children and youth. Careful analyses show that the benefits of these interventions in preventing major social problems would far exceed the investment under any reasonable assumptions. [Advocacy of this proposal is supported by grants from the MacArthur Foundation and the Jerry Lee Foundation.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Council for Excellence in Government, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy