Family Fact of the Week: Universal Child Care Does Not Bode Well for America’s Children Staff
Posted: Sep 03, 2013 2:21 PM

Rumblings are once again underway indicating movement on President Obama’s State of the Union proposal to “work with states to make high-quality preschool available to every single child in America,” and to drive forward his agenda to create a “cradle to career” government education system. Increased spending of Americans’ tax dollars for universal child care means more government involvement in determining which facilities should receive funds. As prospects for the President’s plan to create a federal scorecard to evaluate colleges indicate, that will be, at the very least, a problematic venture. A new study published by the journal Science found that pre-kindergarten classes that received the highest quality scores in ratings systems used by most of the states were no better in preparing children for school than were classes with lower ratings.