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#1 Apr 13, 2009
Pre school is a baby sitter. Why dont we call it what it really is. The most beneficial thing for the child would be to stay home with a parent or loved one and learn things a parent should teach them before being pushed into a strangers arms. Hows making a kid stay for hours away from people they know and are bonding with a good idea at that age? Soon the schools will have your kid the minute it starts to walk and talk. Indoctrination at any cost.
#2 Apr 13, 2009
"Research is clear that quality pre-K and kindergarten experiences are one of the highest correlates with later academic success," Barker said.
Really? Then why do studies show just the opposite?
The most important goal of any education program is that children be educated. Studies of Head Start, however, demonstrate that early education produces no apparent academic benefits. In its early years, extensive studies were undertaken to prove Head Start worked. But the opposite turned out to be true. In 1969, the Westinghouse Learning Corporation found no difference in the behavior and educational achievement between Head Start and other underclass children.
Sixteen years later, the CRS Synthesis Project study, commissioned by HHS, came to the same conclusion. Although children showed “immediate gains,” by the second grade “there are no educationally meaningful differences.
#3 Apr 13, 2009
Do either of you have kids? Pre-school is practically a requirement now. You can clearly tell the difference between the kids who went to pre-school and the kids who did not. In Kindergarten, they have a list of requirements the students are supposed to know by the end of the year. In my daughter's class, she and a handful of other students knew everything on the first day because of attending pre-school. By the end of year some kids that had not attended pre-school, still had not completed the list. It's not a difficult list, tie shoes, ABC's, count to 50, name, address, birthday, phone number, write your name, things they should know anyways.
And a lot of families can't afford to stay home and have one working parent. So what's the difference if they stay with grandma all day and watch tv and bake cookies, or if they go to as you put it, glorified babysitting, where they can actually learn something? I'd rather have my kids doing something productive than watching tv all day.
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#4 Apr 13, 2009
"The most beneficial thing for the child would be to stay home with a parent or loved one and learn things a parent should teach them before being pushed into a strangers arms."
That's odd, considering many parents can't handle the kids being home during the summer months and jump for joy when school starts in September...
#5 Apr 13, 2009
Home School Legal Defense Fund "Research',JMT? We knew what wingnuts consider 'research'. It's on the radio, noon to 3pm. Get over it, Dubya is gone; the reality-based are in charge again.
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