In 2010 the Department of Health and Human Services released its long-awaited Head Start Impact Study, which tracked kids in the famous Head Start program through kindergarten and first grade. The final report showed little or no positive effect, and even some harmful effects. "The positive academic impacts mostly fade away by the spring of the first grade, [but] the negative effects persist into the later grades." Despite these poor results, Obama wants to massively expand Head Start anyway.
The longtime political campaign to impose universal taxpayer-paid daycare originated in the feminist notion that the patriarchy oppresses women by expecting them to care for their own babies. Feminists insist that child care is demeaning to educated women and should be taken over by the taxpayers. The feminists made a major effort to achieve universal child care with the Mondale Child Development bill back in 1971. After a tsunami of public opposition, that bill was famously vetoed by President Nixon. The Obama Administration’s real motives in funding pre-K are based on the liberal feminist plan to take over what has traditionally been the duty of families.
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