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Obama Pushes For Universal Pre-K in SOTU Speech - What's It Worth?

anonymous Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:30 PM
My kid went to pre-k twice a week ( that was all we could afford on an enlisted sailor's pay) and graduated with honors from college. Imagine what would have been if government paid for full time pre-k.
The section on expanding government funding for pre-K schooling programs around the country took up only a few minutes of President Obama's State of the Union address, but is heavily emphasized by the White House. While "universal pre-K" makes for good rhetoric, actual implementation of the policy makes all the difference in the world - and there's good reason to question the efficacy of such programs.

"Tonight, I propose working with states to make high-quality preschool available to every child in America," Obama said. "In states that make it a priority to educate our youngest children, like Georgia or Oklahoma,...