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Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming Children's Lives and America's Future, by David L. Kirp, New York, NY: Public Affairs, 2011, 270 pp., $24.99, hardcover. ISBN 978-1586489472. Providing a Sure Start: How Government Discovered Early Childhood, by Naomi Eisenstadt, Bristol, UK: The Policy Press, 2011, 178 pp., $36.95, paperback. ISBN 978-1847427298. Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland, by Pasi Sahlberg, New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 2011, 167 pp., $34.95, paperback. ISBN 978-0-8077-5257-9.


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