So, would extending formal education by 2 years before kindergarten offer any solutions to “disadvantaged” children? Considering the fact that government has done such a poor job with the 12 years they already have, perhaps they should confine their reform projects to those years before they request more.
Head Start and Early Head Start are examples of federal preschool programs, but neither one has brought the success they claimed to offer. Both common sense and experience confirm that the best way to reduce “educational disparities” is to offer young children what they need the most – loving fathers and mothers in stables homes. We don’t need to spend millions on national experiments to teach us this. Outsourcing the raising of their three and four-year-olds to a bloated government is not what American parents want for their children.
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