Sunday, September 02, 2007

Billions for Babysitting

As Jerry Seinfeld said, "people don't turn down money" and families don't turn down free babbysitting. Let's be honest about pre-school, it is taxpayer funded daycare. If that is what we taxpayers want to pay for, fine, but lets not pretend it is anything else.


A six-year study of Britain's Sure Start learning centers for children four and under finds no improvement in "children's development and skills as they enter primary school," reports The Telegraph.

Middle-class mothers use Sure Start centers for free babysitting, writes Alice Miles in The Times. Low-income mothers often stay away.