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The Federal Government's Role Grows Bigger in Early Childhood Education But the Goals Get Narrower
- There's a push to create universal government-run child care for all three-and four-year-olds. This huge expansion in government will lead to a one-size-fits-all system that will hurt private preschools, in-home child care, Waldorf, Montessori, and other alternatives.
- The federal government's involvement in preschools has already resulted in standardized testing and an emphasis on "academic rigor." The voices of experts in early childhood education have been silenced while bureaucrats call the shots. Now young children are supposed to master a narrow set of skills rather than develop a broad love for learning.
- The federal government has run Head Start, a program for disadvantaged children, for over 5 decades. Their own research shows that it's been a costly failure with kids leaving the program no better off than when they entered.