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Obama Should Admit That
Dan Quayle Had It Right

Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 2/22/2013 6:52:57 PM

The Obama administration touts early childhood education as a ladder out of poverty. In reality, it´s a dubious solution to a misdiagnosed problem. No matter how much solid science you throw at it, nothing shakes the faith of so many in the transformative power of so-called "high-quality" schooling for preschool-age children. Late last year, the Department of Health and Human Services released results of a rigorous study showing that the Head Start program, costing $8 billion a year, has had little or no effect on the cognitive, physical or emotional well-being of kids once they reach third grade.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fljack, 2/22/2013 7:09:03 PM     (No. 9191612)

So why that big State of the Union pre-kindergarten indoctrination..err...education program?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: gillyo, 2/22/2013 8:16:35 PM     (No. 9191674)

One thing that´s rarely mentioned regarding success in school is intelligence. Students from wealthier families usually have a huge genetic advantage. Smart people tend to be successful, and tend to have smart kids. They are also more likely to help their kids be successful in school.

Intelligence is genetic, and I believe that many low-income people are low-income because they do not have the mental capacity to be financially successful in today´s high tech world. When the U.S. was a big manufacturing nation, less intelligent people could find work, but now it´s more difficult.

It doesn´t matter how early you start with kids who aren´t very bright. If they aren´t bright, they´re always going to struggle regardless of how much money you throw at them. I´m not saying we should give up on these folks, but I do think they need to have alternatives available to them.

What I find heartbreaking are those smart low-income kids who aren´t doing well because of the lack of parental involvement and the anti-education culture they live in. It´s a shame.

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