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President ignores evidence government preschool hurts children

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The president is so interested in evidence-based policies, his administration has suppressed and ignored evidence that a new federal preschool program he proposed Tuesday will waste money the country doesn’t have while hurting children.

A month ago, The Huffington Post broke the news that Education Secretary Arne Duncan and the Department of Health and Human Services have been plotting to get 1.85 million three- and four-year-olds enrolled in government preschool. Currently, the federal Head Start program enrolls about 900,000 small children from poor families, at a cost of $8 billion per year, or $180 billion since the program was conceived in a well-meaning thrust of government paternalism. President Obama wants middle-income kids in government care centers, too, as he announced Tuesday during his State of the Union.
Federal researchers have been studying Head Start for decades, and have never found significant, long-lasting benefits. The research consistently shows that kids who attend Head Start are, four or five years later, no different from their peers who did not attend. In short, the program is like an $8 billion Popsicle binge: it makes grown-ups feel good about giving the kiddos a token while the kids get no nutrition. Seeing these results, HHS suppressed its own research and dumped the latest report full of zeroes on the Friday before Christmas 2012. In January, Congress sent Head Start a $100 million bonus.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/13/president-ignores-evidence-government-preschool-hurts-children/#ixzz2LDkxIoQZ



  1. Billy Fuster

    February 18th, 2013

    It has nothing to do with “education”. It has everything to do with brainwashing.

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  2. Mark Zist

    February 18th, 2013

    Soon, you will be able to pop them out, drop them off at the government education and nutrition center and go about your business

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  3. Unneutral

    February 18th, 2013

    Liberals almost always ignore the facts.

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  4. Racist

    February 18th, 2013

    Markzist, more likely women will be under their care from the moment the ObamacareEPT alerts HHS Agents of a pregnancy. Then based on the outcome of the cost/benefit analysis, the Agent will decidee if the mother is went to the pre-birth education center or to Planned Parenthood. Which is of course all a precursor to His Fordship Obama’s Brave New World! A Gram a Day keeps Republicans At Bay!!!

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  5. Tim

    February 18th, 2013

    “Give me a child till age 7 and I’ll give you a Communist for life!”


    So, instead of Hitler Youth, we get Obama Youth.

    Is that s’posed to be better?

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  6. LizzieBee

    February 18th, 2013

    A friend in MA worked for Head Start. Used to drive her crazy that wealthy immigrants with servants availed themselves of the program and not just the poor people. They considered it free babysitting. And that’s really all Head Start is…babysitting little tykes.

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  7. Aidan

    February 18th, 2013

    Never let the facts get in the way … it’s day care. National day care. Just another libtard program.

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  8. bitterclinger

    February 18th, 2013

    To echo other comments, this is just free babysitting and indoctrination. Look for freshman senator Timmy (The Eyebrow) Kaine, D(umba$$)- VA, to be King Putz’s right-hand-man on this. Timmy tried this crap when he was gov of VA – and we were already millions in the hole at that point!

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