Obama's Plan for Education

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    I have always advocated for more Early Childhood Education in the United States, to give children that advantage at an early age for learning. I am glad President Obama feels the same way. He has some great ideas on how we can change education, and give students even more of a head start in learning.


    Barack Obama and Joe Biden: The Change We Need | Education
     
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    You would know as a teacher.


    I think we also need free or subsizdized day care, and mandatory paid family leave like all other civilized, pro-family countries have. Raising and nurturing a child is more than just about school.
     
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    I think the federal government should get its nose out of education. It's up to local communities and the states to educate. All the feds can do is set guidelines, but it costs $70 billion to do so the way it is done now.

    I do like the idea of earlier education as in required pre-school. Kids retain so much more the younger they are. Giving them a jump on things makes all the sense in the world so long as they are actually being taught and it doesn't just turn into government daycare.
     
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    uh, you know that was his campaign site
    and if he does like he has been doing, he wont do much of whats on there
     
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    Well, I happen to believe he will.

    And yes, I know that was his website, I've had it on my favorites since last June.

    Here, I like this article:

    Obama & Early Childhood Education :: The Education Business Blog
     
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    and you can have this confidence in him keeping his campaign promises based on what?
     
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    That he wants a change in education, and knows that more early childhood intervention is a great start.

    Don't you think that's true?
     
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    Well, it's a little vague. I get a little nervous when the Federal Government wants to get more involved in the education of pre-school kids. I realize it says 'voluntary', but it sounds like the government is getting a bit too involved in something which should be relegated to the family.
     
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    that has nothing to do with it
    how can you have this confidence that he will do any of this based on the fact he has failed to do a number of campaign promises he made
     
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    Yes, because we all know every family in America is prepared and equipped to teach their children all they can.

    Or..........it could be a start for children who may not have the advantages like WE had, to get an early start on education. The best way out of poverty is education, wouldn't you say?
     

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