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More Federal Mommy

almostoverthehill Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 5:23 PM
Preschools and early education are for lazy women who don't want to be bothered with their children. I was born in '44, went to kindergarten, pre-primary then on to first and on up. I consider myself one of the more productive members of our workforce. Let them be kids - they grow up soon enough and face the real world.
Tired in Texas Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 3:38 PM
As a working mom in a single income home, my son started day care when he was 4 months old. At the age of 3, the daycare started him in a structured learning program along with the regular physical activities that all children need. When he entered kindergarten, he had already mastered all but one of the skills on the goal sheet provided by the teacher. In first grade, he was reading at 4th grade level. He made the accelerated group in the 5th grade, was a straight-A student, an award winning athlete, and graduated high school in the top 10% of his class. In college, he maintained a 3.9 grade average along with being named an All-American in baseball.
Tired in Texas Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 3:41 PM
I was not and am not a lazy woman who didn't want to be bothered with my child, I was and am a working woman who could not stay at home unless I wanted to become a leach on society by applying for welfare. I would rather have my son taken care of by good people and earn my money honestly. He is now an employed, productive member of society of whom I am obviously very proud.

On Thursday, the Center for American Progress released a grand plan to provide pre-school for the Obama Administration. I’ll pause for a moment while you make the requisite jokes about the missing Obama pre-school transcripts. The plan outlines how the administration can provide free pre-school. According to an article by Phillip Elliott at CNS News, subsidies for families with younger children would increase to an average of $7200 per child and the number of students in early Head Start Programs would double.

The article states: “Under the center's plan, Washington would match states' spending on these preschool programs...