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The starting line: Latina/o children, Texas schools and early education

In a nation with increasingly diverse demographics, how do you create high-quality learning environments from socially, politically, and economically disadvantaged groups in rapidly expanding Early Education programs across the country?

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By University of Texas Press

Q:  Texas has a surprisingly long history as a leader in state-funded early childhood education. Can you briefly describe this history?

Q:  You spent time with a Texas school district pseudonymously name SWISD in your book The Starting Line. What did you observe at SWISD that was particularly promising for early childhood education?

Q:  Can you explain what you describe as “the tension between the developmentally appropriate practices tradition and the standards and accountability movement,” and why this dichotomy is false?