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Universal Preschool in the Dems' SOTU Response Speech

Look for universal preschool to be a key initiative for Democrats in the next couple of years. Perhaps federal universal preschool will be something that Dem. candidates choose to run with in 2008.

From Virginia's Gov:

There's a better way. ...Many states are working to make high quality Pre-Kindergarten accessible to every family.

Please. Better than what. The government's current performance with K-12 schools? The performance of Head Start? Name one large-scale universal government program that is functioning well.

My colleague, Shikha Dalmia, and I looked at the unintended consequences of universal preschool here and here.

Lisa Snell is Director of Education


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