Wednesday, December 21, 2005

More on California's Universal Preschool Initiative

The Orange County Register calls for California state law to be changed so that taxpayer dollars can't fund advertising for a proposed initiative, as has happened with Rob Reiner's "Preschool for All."

The paper also calls for Reiner to resign his chairmanship of the state's First Five Commission, or for Governor Schwarzenegger to replace him.

The Arizona Republic published an excellent opinion column yesterday explaining the questionable research cited by universal preschool supporters. The column concludes: "It's time for candor. Preschool is neither necessary nor sufficient for cognitive development, behavioral development or school achievement...What is best for children now is what has always been best for children: good parents."

2 Comments:

Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

Laura:

Have you come across any initial public opinion polls on the level of support for the pre-school thing? I bet that Californians fall for it big time.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Haven't seen any polls yet, but I'm willing to bet that the blue areas of the state go big for "free daycare."

11:19 AM  

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