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It's the Poverty, Stupid, Not Pre-K Skills


by Susan Ohanian

Found in my In-Box, 11/4/2009

Dear Susan,
Experts agree that pre-kindergarten education helps young children become more successful students, who become more responsible adults, who create stronger communities. But, pre-k opponents are trying to block billions in federal funding for these vital programs. Please join me now in letting your Senators know how you feel about pre-k education.

Don Hazen
Executive Editor, AlterNet.org


Dear Don,

One reason many of us longtime educators are nervous about federal funding for pre-K is that he who pays the bills calls the tune, and the corporate-politicos passing laws in D. C. have proven themselves to be tone deaf.

Agitating for Pre-K legislation is a smokescreen, pretending that a lack of skills is the problem when the real problem is poverty.


Read the rest here.

Pass the link along. The only we get traction here is through lots of hits.

— Susan Ohanian
Huffington Post

2009-11-06

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-ohanian/its-the-poverty-stupid-no_b_346792.html

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