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Educator explains why pre-Kindergarten is essential

If you’re looking for a concise and common sense explanation of why North Carolina needs to invest more rather than less in pre-Kindergarten programs, read this op-ed by a Wake Forest educator named Kim Hughes in this morning’s edition of Raleigh’s News & Observer.

As Hughes’ piece makes clear, every day that North Carolina waits to create a truly universal and free pre-K program is another in which we have failed to do what we need to do to secure our future.   

 

3 Comments


  1. Frank Burns

    October 9, 2012 at 8:32 am

    I disagree with Ms Hughes. When all gains for children who have attended Pre K are gone by the time the child enters middle school, how can we continue to justify this expense? It is quite simply free daycare and we cannot afford to do it anymore. It should be ended.

  2. david esmay

    October 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Frank, what’s your bona fides in regards to education? Did you study education, are, or were you a teacher? An epistemologist perhaps? Or are you quite simply right wing troll, nothing more, nothing less?
    If it’s one thing we don’t need in NC is edumucation.

  3. Frank Burns

    October 10, 2012 at 8:32 am

    David,
    I enjoy the ability to observe and draw my own conclusions. It wasn’t that long ago that there never was a pre K program. Imagine that, how did we ever survive? The school system is not performing adequately with a Pre K program, why not? Could it be that Pre K is just a waste of precious tax dollars? You refuse to use logic, that is your choice, just like being a leftwing troll.

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