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Pre-K Won't Help Kids

Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 12:26 PM
Hold on a minute. You aren't suggesting that parents actually RAISE their own kids instead of having government-funded warehousing of those kids from birth onward? How an anyone be expected to raise their own kids?!? Aren't kids just supposed to be overnight occupiers of a bed in a parent's home, or perhaps their ex's home? (Yes, I'm being sarcastic.) My kids started reading while they were still three years of age, without any government-funded warehousing. It is called PARENTING (and probably some good genes on my wife's side, too.)
Denise67 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 12:49 PM
My cousin believed she should raise her own kids. When her husband split, she went on welfare for awhile rather than leave her small children with other people.
A mother at home is a stay-at-home-mom whether she is supported by a husband, lesbian spouse, trust fund, or the government.
willis9 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 1:10 PM
A husband can leave his wife, he can not abandon his financial responsibility for his children. The only escape from life is death, sadly that is the choice too many women make for their babies.
Denise67 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 1:43 PM
She wasn't getting support from her ex-husband so she took it from the government. She was a stay-at-home-mom when her husband supported her and a stay-at-home-mom when the government supported her.
Roy323 Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 4:35 PM
Denise-I cannot speak for the Populace, but I suspect most of us have NO problem with a person as your "cousin" receiving Welfare to raise her child. I DO have BIG problems when said welfare becomes a multi-generational affair!
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...