Stats like these make it hard to argue against expanding access to early childhood education.
An infographic released recently by Rasmussen College, a for-profit institution with campuses around the country, shows exactly why families need to have more access to high-quality preschool options.
The infographic spells out the positive chain of events that occurs when more kids go to preschool: More education tends to lead to more high school graduates; and when the high school graduation rate is improved by just 1 percent, there are thousands of fewer assaults, burglaries and thefts each year, according to Rasmussen's data.
Yet, as the infographic also shows, the percentage of 4-year-olds enrolled in early childhood education programs has barely budged over the past few years. While some state governors have started doing their part to improve enrollment rates, a federal bill written last year by several congressmen looking to expand preschool enrollment has gone nowhere.
Take a look at the infographic below: