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Kindergarten skills pay off in big bucks

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Toronto Star

But a surprising new bottom-line look at early learning suggests how much you learn in kindergarten — and whether you had a seasoned teacher — can help determine how rich and educated you will be as a grown-up, and even whether you will be married before age 30.

The Harvard-led study shows children, whether rich or poor, who were in top-scoring kindergarten classes back in the 1980s have grown up to earn about $1,000 more a year than their peers in weaker performing classes. They have earned more college degrees from more tony campuses, own more valuable homes, are saving more for retirement, and are more likely to be married — to high-earning spouses…

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