Dr. David Weikart

 

 

Age: 72

 

Summary: education researcher and founder of the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation who undertook the famous Perry School Project, a study of the effects of early education and pre-school on low income children, who in 1962 took 123 low-income 3- and 4-year-olds and placed half in a preschool with highly trained, well-paid teachers, then documented the results over the years (he found that the former preschoolers were more likely to own homes, earn more, were less likely to receive welfare or be arrested for crimes and have children in wedlock).

 

 

Cause of Death: Leukemia

 

Born: August 26, 1931

 

Died: December 16, 2003

 

Location: Saline, Michigan