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It was near the end of the school year, and parent Heather McFadyen thought her honor-roll son Jonathon was doing fine as he cruised toward finishing 8th grade at LaBrum Middle School in the Northeast.
But then her phone lit up with a text message from his teacher, Sandra Knight.
It was a reminder to check her child’s grade book, where she saw Jonathon had missed some assignments. She got on his case.
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Common sense might suggest that the best early-childhood programs would do better financially.
But a new study finds that providers in Southeastern Pennsylvania have little fiscal incentive to reach for high quality.
A Nonprofit Finance Fund study of nearly 150 early-care and education programs in the Philadelphia area found that all of them – no matter their quality rating – operated on razor-thin margins.
So for operators, it's more of a moral choice than a fiscal one to offer robust programming run by college-educated, certified teachers.
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