In case you missed it:
Does preschooling help children succeed in school? New research by Vanderbilt University says yes — but maybe not for long.The study says, "children who make big gains in math, language and reading by attending prekindergarten don’t stay ahead of their peers — perhaps not even through kindergarten." I thought other studies had already proven this, but if so, this proves it again. Pre-K may be free babysitting for working moms, but has almost no educational benefits. The state’s $86 million pre-K program should be ended and those funds put to better use improving schools. The Federal government is offering Tennessee $64.3 million to provide pre-K to an additional 7,861 children. "But the “Preschool for All” program, launched by President Barack Obama, would required a $6.4 million state funding match." We should say, 'take your money and shove it.' Providing only 10% of the funds for a failed program is still not a bargain.