Debate over Obama's plan for universal preschool
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 3:50
- Date Feb 14, 2013
All-Star panel weighs in
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Our commitment to our kids' education.
Has to continue throughout their academic partners.
But from the time our kids start grade school.
We need to equip them with the skills they need to compete in a high tech economy.
That's why were.
Working to recruit and train a 100000 new teachers in the fields of the future and science and technology and engineering and -- where we are most likely to fall behind.
A fugitive luster -- Santa Claus and talk about all the -- wanna give away but some points and has got to pay the bill.
Well today the president was in Georgia touting a program he wants to have the federal government provide preschool for every four year old.
Child from lower and middle class families pre K program we're back with our panel.
Charles what about this.
I find it amazing.
First of all just hear him say that every.
First grader and America has to be prepared for a high tech economy that's -- it's a bit earlier I think.
The other part of this is usually I was sixteen trillion dollars in debt.
Trillion dollars a year of deficits.
We have created already was under Obama the biggest.
Entitlement in my fifty years and now you -- created new entitlement.
For preschool for every four year old in the country.
But the worst part it isn't.
Just any new entitlement.
And entitlement in an area where we know that the seven billion a year that we spend on head start.
Doesn't make any difference after the third graders study that HHS has -- the child that.
So it's a failure and -- he wants to double data to make it universal.
As probably -- definition of a liberal.
Now here's and he says study after study showing childhood.
Early learning the better they do down the road conservatives point to other studies.
Have benefit by the time -- reached their -- Some panel of our conservative -- and it's.
I think everybody wants to help our children do.
Battered school it's just that this doesn't seem to be the thing that's that's doing it but as Charles mentioned -- -- just.
Study and and you know you have -- you have business leaders and according our -- statement saying we need to -- -- to prepare.
Our workforce for the future they're three and four euros and -- children.
They don't have to be in preschool.
I think that we should offer something to help at risk kids but to do something universal for every child for child -- a happy home that's.
You know learning from their parents doesn't necessarily have to be in preschool.
But I think we should make it available to kids to maybe don't have the same opportunities and judge from another libertarian point of view I assume any expansion of the federal -- And is not something you're oh my goodness I mean where is this in the constitution somewhere the ghost of Woodrow Wilson is happy because she's out doing.
Obama's out doing Woodrow Wilson.
This is not the job of government to take care of babies it's the job of families.
And it's certainly not the job of the federal government have anything to do with education exceptional military academies -- the education is superb.
Whenever the federal government gets involved in education it's just a waste of money.
It's the definition of -- liberal of -- -- doesn't care what you do as long as it's mandatory.
And this idea of expanding this program.
I -- tender age I think is offensive.
For those players who want to keep a kid you know I -- so it's usually.
There are programs that that they they have found have been -- on -- not at such a young age is actually for kids in the summertime months as they get older Tennessee when you see the gaps growing.
Between kids who come from -- homes verses.
Poor children does not have president's job is I disagree I mean that's why I think that's an -- -- -- -- I actually think the government can help out in this situation and and help these kids who who are falling behind.
And and would benefit from being in summer programs I just don't think this pre K to pre -- -- should be universal.