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Universal Support for Universal Pre-School?

Pundette is more than slightly concerned about universal pre-school. Me too.

President Obama is known to be in favor of universal pre-school for four year-olds. Parents who pay others to care for their children have an obvious financial reason to support it, and politicians know it. In the state of Virginia, for example, all of the gubernatorial candidates, including the conservative McDonnell, support it.
"This is like ice cream and apple pie -- you couldn't be against preschool education," said Michael J. Petrilli, vice president for national programs and policy at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, an education think tank.

But the support is not universal. My husband and I have a large family, with all the children now beyond the age of five. We sent nary a one to pre-school, believing that children are natural sponges who learn best in a secure and stimulating home environment from those who know and love them.
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