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09-18-2013, 09:59 AM
Mission creep, as in the ever expanding nanny government liberals seek to establish all in the name of the common good

Nancy Pelosi Flunks the Preschool Test: More Government Is Not the Answer (http://blog.independent.org/2013/09/16/nancy-pelosi-flunks-the-preschool-test-more-government-is-not-the-answer/)

When releasing the “Economic Agenda for Women and Families,” Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed that America has an early child care and education “crisis” that threatens our economy. Her solution is to adopt President Obama’s Preschool and Early Head Start/Child Care Initiative, and create universal government-run child care for all three- and four-year-olds.

...There’s little evidence that employed moms, or most Americans, want more government. On the contrary, there’s a mountain of evidence indicating that expanding the federal government’s role in providing early child care and education won’t improve the quality of care, student learning, or affordability—much less the economy.

Expanding government’s role in this arena is more likely to impose expensive administrative burdens, crowd out innovative, personalized non-government early childcare providers, and replace a variety of early education options with a one-size-fits-all system.

...According to the two latest Head Start evaluations by HHS, any academic impacts faded out as early as the end of first grade, and others dissipated by the end of third grade. Other longstanding preschool programs touted as models for universal, government-run preschool produced scientifically suspect benefits at best, and at huge expense. Experts involved with those programs also caution that they were never intended for students from middle class families and likely would have no positive academic impacts.

If the impacts of government-run preschool don’t last past third grade, how is it supposed to bolster the economy?


Professor Peabody
09-18-2013, 03:18 PM
Pelosi flunks every test. Pelosi said if we didn't pass the stimulus back in 2009 500 MILLION Americans would lose their jobs every MONTH! Nana needs to be in a Home.