Moving Forward with More Pre-School Programs

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President Obama made it a point to talk about his plan for increasing access to pre-school initiatives for states across the nation as part of educational reform. State-funded pre-school has been a long-time topic of interest and emphasis for democrats over the years.

“However, more recently, the idea of government funded pre-school programs have become a bipartisan issue with red states such as Oklahoma and Georgia being seen as the model for providing opportunity and access for this educational endeavor.”

Being the skeptic that I am (well can sometimes be), I wonder about the source of the change of heart? Is it because they finally realize that providing access to pre-school gives many underprivileged children the opportunity to be on a leveled educational playing field? (AKA, part of the push for educational quality reform). Or, do they feel that it provides a good educational foundation giving children the opportunity to begin learning necessary educational and social skills from a young age? Or, dare I say it, is there some sort of hidden agenda involved?

As an educational professional I can see how important pre-school (particularly pre-kindergarten and head start) programs are and the benefit they would bring to many young people. I am not sure if this idea of “universal pre-kindergarten” will actually work out for us, but I am happy that many elected officials (regardless of political party) are making strides in providing more funding and programs to benefit the masses.

One thought on “Moving Forward with More Pre-School Programs

  1. I think its become hard to not be skeptical about the motivations of the GOP. It seems that they rarely do anything just because it will help most Americans. there has to be some way for someone to profit in here.

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