5 Dumbest Right-Wing Freak-Outs Over Obama's Preschool Plan
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Pullman fails to mention other studies that link such “evils” to Sweden’s recent social safety net cuts, never mind the aforementioned studies that reveal preschool’s litany of long-term benefits.
Pullman continues, arguing that preschool deprives children of quality family time:
“The best habitat for small children is a home with a married mother and father, where grownups read the babies lots of books and keep them away from computers and TVs.”
5. John Boehner: Getting the federal government involved with early education is “a good way to screw it up.”
After the State of the Union, the House speaker immediately dismissed Obama’s proposal as another example of big government. Boehner says Obama’s plan will “screw up” early education, despite the fact that it uses Heckman’s research, conducted by Chicago-school conservative economists.
The Nation’s Rick Perlstein deconstructs the partisan logic behind the quick “preschool backlash”:
“The hand of fellowship extended, there to be smacked away with extreme prejudice by Republicans for whom fellowship is inconceivable, whatever the Nobel Prize-winning ‘research’ might say.”