The value of a positive expectation can be recognized (at least $500,000) from the top down. This value has already been innovated into the private sector economy of any family that can pay for early learning. Requirement is to see the child developing at a reasonable pace with peers as the control.
No disrespect is intended when one concludes from the top down that more study is not required.
The business community understands the PVofPE-Prek investment numbers and how growth and future savings are values. Business understands there is a FTFRTFT requirement to the expectations. The community needs every family and business and non-business organization, including the faith base and the schools to understand FTFRTFT demands reprioritization along the lines of
“OMG- I cannot be a part of leaving $500,000 of possible value behind when it is this simple”
An interesting powerful story that deals with this value is The Street Lawyer by John Grisham, on pages 406 and 425 of the paperback. At least read the end of the story from page 370 because it is much more than a calculation when public perception is added and fingers start pointing at what was done and not done by the strongest for the weakest. It ends with a Good Samaritan reflection but our concentration is on the value of an at risk pre-k child before and after alleged wrongdoing and cascading positioning. We will use bullet points to summarize the story.
The point we want to make with the story is that the $500,000 PVofPE-Prek is so very reasonable from the top down. Just the emotional and ethical thinking of what can be simply done first things first right the first time for all age 0-6 children should be the thought of the decade.
WHAT CAN BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN POSITIONING FOR THIS EXPECTATION ($500,000) of present value for each and every at risk child (last count 2,000,000 children per year)
USA Positive Expectations are detailed thoughout this site in the right columns.
Values, assets, attributes, messages and stories all run together creating civility in a spectrum of absolutes on the right and less absolute (relative) ranging in degree to the left.
What messages supported by stories do we want to send our age 0-6 children?
I am suggesting, just to start the concept, that grace and curtesy be a default and at least these messages be sent.
Say I'm Sorry
Say Excuse Me
Say Thank you
Age appropriate civility is important; Equal starts to kindergarten with ready to read and count skill sets are important.
Assets, Attributes, Positive Expectations
More From USA VALUES
Present Value of Positive Expectation from Pre-k (PVofPE-Prek)
Early Reading Skills Delivered for Ringing Advantage (ERSD-RA)
First Things First Right the First Time (FTFRTFT)
10 Values before 3rd Grade
4 More Values After 3rd Grade
For Those who wish for an Old Testament Biblical Basis
Reverence for the Lord as the One and Only
Reverence for the Family
Reverence for Life
Reverence for Private Property
Prohibition of Envy
Do not Lie
Do not Steal