Obama’s preschool proposal is a fantasy

Obama’s preschool proposal is a fantasy

Gail Collins believes it’s long past time for government to do more to subsidize preschool, as President Obama suggested during the State of the Union.  Her big regret is that this wasn’t accomplished in the early 1970s, when it was being advanced by Walter Mondale.   As Collins writes about this topic, she refers to these government proposals as part of the “drive to make quality preschool education available to every family in the United States.”

Because it’s just that easy, right?

Where does Collins—and Obama for that matter—get the child-like faith that somehow getting the federal government more involved in the preschool business will actually lead to better educational options and outcomes for American children?


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