Taxpayers should not fund early childhood education
I write this in response to your recent Perspective article, “In support of early childhood education.”
A number of years ago, while attending a public meeting on the bonding of the new Eagle View Elementary School, I voiced my opposition to taxpayer funds going toward building to accommodate early childhood education facilities.
I opined that it was merely expensive baby-sitting paid for by taxpayers. The only beneficiaries were the additional teachers/administration and the parents.
That, of course, incurred the wrath of a young mother attendee.
An organization, Reason Foundation, found that government tests showed that by first grade there was no difference between preschool kids enrolled in Head Start and those who were not.
These not-surprising facts were revealed and discussed on John Stossel’s April 29, 2012, evening program on Fox news TV.
I rest my case!
Ideal Corners/Pequot Lakes