And school = bad. Ergo, universal preschool will never work as advertised.
Barack Obama says he believes in universal preschool and if he’s elected president he’ll pump “billions of dollars into early childhood education.” Universal preschool is now second only to universal health care on the liberal policy wish list. Democratic governors across the country — including in Illinois, Arizona, Massachusetts and Virginia — have made a major push to fund universal preschool in their states.
But is strapping a backpack on all 4-year-olds and sending them to preschool good for them? Not according to available evidence….
If anything, preschool may do lasting damage to many children. A 2005 analysis by researchers at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, found that kindergartners with 15 or more hours of preschool every week were less motivated and more aggressive in class. Likewise, Canada’s C.D. Howe Institute found a higher incidence of anxiety, hyperactivity and poor social skills among kids in Quebec after universal preschool.
What, taking young children away from the mothers for most of the day and turning them over to strangers to learn herd dynamics from their age peers isn’t beneficial to learning or civilized behavior? How could this be?
Of course American liberals love the concept of pre-school. Their whole objective is to render the population stupid and subservient and “education” is the most effective means of doing that short of putting lead into the water supply. Leftists would like nothing better than to make school attendance mandatory for everyone from 6 months to 65 years of age.