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Pre-K Won't Help Kids

sarahbradlee Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 6:59 AM
I am astonished by the number of young women I meet who plan to study and then move on to a career in Early Childhood Education. These same women are not planning to seek and work at a marriage, owning a home and raising a family. My mom graduated from Wheaton College in 1942, worked as a social worker, married my dad and then had a very successful career in Early Childhood Education - raising 4 children who have happy, healthy, successful lives. She now has 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild - with 2 parent homes. None of us went to school before age 5 - all of us top students in our class.
President Obama ended his State of the Union speech on a warm and fuzzy note by calling for pre-K programs for almost all children. The best thing he could do for pre-kindergarten children is to make sure he doesn't hang trillions of dollars of debt around their necks, but that isn't the route he is taking.

Instead, Obama wants to provide government daycare for all preschoolers who live in households where the income is below approximately $47,100. He doesn't call it daycare or babysitting (which is a more accurate term); he calls it early childhood education.

Early childhood education means programs for...