Researches and experiments (like the the Perry Preschool Project and the Caroline Abecedarian Project) highlighted the crucial importance of early education. Caring parents and early stimulation have a major impact not only on the cognitive skills, but on the character skills of our children as well. James J. Heckman, professor of economics at the University of Chicago and a Nobel Laureate in Economics, explains why a paradigm shift is necessary in the American education system.

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