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Filed at 11:30 am under by dcobranchi

Some folks in Chapel Hill, NC want to build a g-school that will enroll 3-year-olds. I think they’ve been smoking illegal substances. Ain’t no way the legislature is going to authorize/pay for a school for toddlers.

Staffing and money remains a problem. FirstSchool planners have been working with a $2 million grant and have another $1.6 million set aside to plan construction. But there is no money to build, staff or train teachers for the school

“These are district schools. Not ours,” said Sharon Ritchie, co-director of the FirstSchool project. “We’re not interested in coming in and peopling schools with our own staff. We’re just trying to provide guidance.”

$3 million won’t even get them close. [Tip credit: Unique]

6 Responses to “ROBBING THE CRADLE”

Comment by
November 14th, 2006
at 10:38 am

It’s not too far away. Here in Vermont, the legislature authorized the use of our public education funds to pay for universal pre-school for 3- and 4-year olds. It will be years before it is implemented across the board, but I can see this trend growing in acceptance across the country in the future.

Comment by
November 14th, 2006
at 10:42 am

Beginning life (more or less) in govt controlled schools, and ending in govt controlled nursing homes. What a future the youth in this country have to look forward to.

Comment by
CS in NV
November 14th, 2006
at 12:22 pm

tell me again how government schools aren’t taxpayer funded daycare?

Comment by
November 14th, 2006
at 7:55 pm

Have you spent any time in Chapel Hill lately?

: )

Comment by
November 14th, 2006
at 11:32 pm

Who can afford to visit (or live in) Chapel Hill?
Can’t they fund their own day care? Because at 3 years old that’s all it is.

Comment by
November 19th, 2006
at 10:28 pm

Yeah, the guy running in my district was touting state funded preschool too. I can see how that might appeal to 2 working parents, but not any that have spent any time reading about education or child developement!