Keep Uncle Sam Away from Toddlers
Carrie Lukas of the Independent Women's Forum makes the case against government preschool.
- There is little evidence that suggests that a universal preschool program will improve educational outcomes for the general population of students.
- Use of preschool has increased dramatically in recent decades and there has been no corresponding improvement on most educational measures.
- Public preschool programs have the potential to crowd out superior private preschool providers, reducing the quality of educational opportunities available.
- Providing early education opportunities should be the responsibility of parents, not the government.