Kids play Chutes and Ladders at Capitol to promote preschool legislation

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  • trueblue87 Provo, UT
    Jan. 29, 2014 3:07 p.m.

    Parents need to learn to use their own best judgement. Some parents may feel that the year is better spent with their child at home being taught by the father or mother or grandparents. Leave it up to the parents to decide what type of education they want their young children to have. And if they feel that someone else can do a better job teaching their child letters and numbers, then let them do their homework in finding the best fit of a preschool for their child. Personally I feel that parents too often want to pass the buck to someone else.

  • rhappahannock Washington, DC
    Jan. 28, 2014 7:06 p.m.

    It is more prudent to focus on older children who actually benefit from school, as opposed to sticking more pre-schoolers in so called "intervention." It is time to dump the German education system from the 1800s (which is where the word "kindergarten" comes from).

    It would be much better if public school was only from 3rd grade on. It would focus tax dollars on where schools actually work, then on forcing children into a so-called "learning environment" where it is not suited to their learning styles. Funding education before 3rd grade is a waste of money, and a waste of childhood. School actually gets in the way of learning, and we should get out of the way and let children learn.

    Pre-K funding is even more of a waste than k-2 funding. Moving children through like little soldiers on an assembly line is a national tragedy.