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The State of the 4-Year-Olds
New York Times, by Gail Collins

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Posted By:jackson, 2/14/2013 9:52:43 AM

One of the big moments of the State of the Union address was President Obama’s call for “high-quality preschool” for 4-year-olds. Nobody was happier at the idea than Walter Mondale, the former vice president. “This is going to be wonderful,” he said in a phone conversation. His delight was sort of inspiring. If I had been down the road Mondale has traveled, my mood would have been a little darker.In 1971, when he was a senator, Mondale led the Congressional drive to make quality preschool education available to every family in the United States that wanted it.

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If only Gail had quality pre-school, then maybe she wouldn´t be so stupid. Why post the insipid, vapid musings of this twit? Because it reveals the absolute vacancy of contemporary american journalism. Really, her writing would embarrass a high school newspaper.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sooznews, 2/14/2013 10:07:25 AM     (No. 9175810)

High quality child care starts with the parents. Interesting that the article says that higher income children have skills passed on automatically. More racism. Poor and black parents are presumed to be incompetent. Ugh.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/14/2013 10:09:13 AM     (No. 9175813)

What the heck are we paying for Head Start ??
Let´s face it, children are like wild wolf cubs in the inner cities. I bet at age 4 most aren´t even toilet trained and don´t know how to use a fork, have never been read to or tucked into bed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 2/14/2013 10:10:00 AM     (No. 9175816)

A lovely gift for the NEA.

Since most towns and cities pay taxes to support their school systems I just don´t se this happening.

For now the economy is so dreadful I can´t imagine towns raising property taxes to please the teacher´s unions.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/14/2013 10:20:44 AM     (No. 9175853)

#2, that may be the point, millions of (new) SEIU workers in the day care centers to change diapers.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/14/2013 10:26:21 AM     (No. 9175873)

By the way, my dog still has his Mondale Button just below his tail.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jimmiet, 2/14/2013 10:37:08 AM     (No. 9175894)

The level of leadership we have in this country is on full display. Headstart has been around for at least 20 years and proven to be a consummate failure. Now Obie and Mondale wet themselves talking about the very same thing.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Quaestio, 2/14/2013 10:38:25 AM     (No. 9175899)

Isn´t this the woman who wrote about how Texas was destroying the country? Head Start has been documented by the government to fail in its purpose, so naturally liberals will want to increase its reach. I guess they´ve found their way to ensure that children remain ignorant.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Judith, 2/14/2013 10:42:19 AM     (No. 9175908)

You know, the more we cede our children to a government bureaucrat, the more we lose. Right now there are too many children being warehoused in government-run facilities while the parents scramble....for what? To pay taxes to a disfunctional government? And, if our public schools´ product is any example of what we can anticipate from even younger children being subjected to "education", God help us.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: southernboy, 2/14/2013 10:58:57 AM     (No. 9175954)

#6 “...The level of leadership we have in this country is on full display. Headstart has been around for at least 20 years and proven to be a consummate failure….”

Oh, much longer than that! I worked for Oakland Public Schools in 1965…Headstart was cranking up then. And..one focus of Headstart at that time (I witnessed it) was to teach the kids to sit around a table to eat their orange slices and dry cereal rather than grabbing their food and running to a corner of the room to eat it like animals.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: gefisherman, 2/14/2013 11:47:49 AM     (No. 9176097)

Gail must have ignored the fed governments studies on the failure of head start. So, apparently did her readers who responded to the article, their letters are incredible. And they call conservatives wackjobs.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: web, 2/14/2013 12:44:43 PM     (No. 9176239)

The only thing preschool and Headstart are good for are as babysitters. It would be cheaper to actually hire a bunch of babysitters, but then the leftists wouldn´t be able to indoctrinate our children to their BS day after day. They just want them to be indoctrinated earlier, so it can counter the common sense and values of the parents.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/14/2013 12:47:26 PM     (No. 9176248)

Why wait til they are 4? Why not claim them after they are weened so the all-knowing government can properly indoctrinate them? Besides, why are we even wasting time on this issue. With abortions without limits available on demand, there won´t be any 4 year olds in a couple of years. s/o

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/14/2013 12:51:06 PM     (No. 9176258)

I can´t imagine sending off a 4-year-old child anywhere, let alone to a public school!

We didn´t start school until the First Grade and we all turned out rather successful.

I guess for families that just want to be rid of the kids as soon as possible, this will seem like a great idea.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Penney, 2/14/2013 2:34:04 PM     (No. 9176492)

Not satisfied with distorting, re-writing American history and spoon-feeding it in the schools, ...plus lefty/lib pap which is shredding the social fabric of America, NOW BIG Government seeks to remove the children from parental care as young as possible and instead program them according to their radical statist agenda?! -YIKES!!!

Big Government apparently simply doesn´t trust American parents to raise their own children anymore, as they have on-the-whole done exceedingly well throughout past USA history. -Remember when children actually had a long & carefree, ´´childhood,´´ in America with TIME to play & have innocent fun?!! ...We certainly do!

Not anymore now though because only 0bama´s Big Government knows how & what is best to, ´teach the children.´ ...Is that about it?

What is horribly wrong with this picture?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jasmine, 2/14/2013 2:37:44 PM     (No. 9176508)

The author is naive, disingenuous, or both.

How about sorting out which "barriers" and which "underclass" are even American responsibilities?

No question we need to do more for our own underclass. However, transferring resources to an imported underclass of 15 million semi literate individuals won´t do a thing to lift American citizens out of poverty.

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