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    Filed at 6:51 am under by dcobranchi

    A new study purports to show huge economic benefits to universal pre-school.

    The Rand study predicted that, for each statewide class of 4-year-olds, universal preschool would mean that an additional 10,010 of them would eventually graduate from high school and, in the meantime, 13,764 fewer would be retained in kindergarten or some grade level, and there would be 4,737 fewer cases of child abuse or neglect and 7,329 fewer juvenile arrests.

    Child abuse? And what about the likely 8 percent increase in kids who are abused by the “qualified teachers”? Did they get counted or are they just collateral damage? Stupid question– of course the study ignored that. What was I thinking?

    2 Responses to “THEY WANT THE BABIES”

    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    March 30th, 2005
    at 8:59 am

    I predict that statists will cite this study 1,364,976 times in the next 10 years …

    Comment by
    Karen E
    March 30th, 2005
    at 5:05 pm

    What is being proposed in Minnesota is worse than this. See the Minnesota baby ed. alerts on edwatch.org.