Tuesday, February 8, 2011

They Love The Fetus But Hate......

The educational system is not perfect but chipping away at the parts that actually work makes no sense.
Tom wade continued to rail against the entire idea of Texas' early childhood education today on his radio show at 1090 on your AM dial. On Sunday, there was an editorial in the Laredo Morning Times urging educational leaders to spare Pre-K & Kinder from any cuts. The newspaper also urged the public to speak out in hopes of maintaining early childhood education intact. Apparently, this did not sit well with Wade at all. Although, I did not catch his entire show today, I did here him repeating his suggestion that pre-kinder/kinder is nothing more than a taxpayer-funded babysitting operation and called for its elimination.
If any doubt crossed your mind, there's this:
Investing in early childhood education can yield impressive economic benefits — both for children and taxpayers, according to a National Institutes of Health study that followed participants until age 26.

I'm going to give LISD's superintendent, Dr. Nelson, the benefit of the doubt that he is aware of this study.  

Saying that early childhood education is a waste of time and money doesn't actually make it so.   

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