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Obama’s Preschool Proposal Is a Fantasy

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on February 17th, 2013 12:08 am by HL

Obama’s Preschool Proposal Is a Fantasy
Carrie Lukas, Forbes
Gail Collins believes it's long past time for government to do more to subsidize preschool, as President Obama suggested during the State of the Union.  Her big regret is that this wasn't accomplished in the early 1970s, when it was being advanced by Walter Mondale.   As Collins writes about this topic, she refers to these government proposals as part of the "drive to make quality preschool education available to every family in the United States." Because it's just that easy, right?

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We Owe Our Kids Universal Preschool
Jonah Edelman, USA Today
On Tuesday night, President Obama pledged to work with states to make high quality pre-school available to all children. I immediately thought of Tre Thompson, a 4-year old in Oklahoma. Tre's mom, Christina Thompson, cannot believe how much her son already learned this year in his full-day, free pre-school class in Oklahoma City. “Since he's been in school his vocabulary has increased tremendously,” Thompson says. “The other day he came home and said, 'You know what, mom? You are being ridiculous.'” Thompson chuckles. “And then he asked,…