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Stephen Kruiser

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January 8, 2014 - 10:22 pm

Cheerios and indoctrination.

Mr. Cuomo also said he wanted to pay top teachers performance bonuses and announced plans for a $2 billion bond referendum in the fall that, if passed by voters, would be used to upgrade public schools and provide them better equipment.

The governor spent a fair bit of time talking about education, as Mr. de Blasio looked on. The mayor has made universal prekindergarten classes a priority, promising to pay for the program with a tax on city residents earning $500,000 or more, an issue he pressed in comments to reporters.

Mr. Cuomo affirmed the state’s commitment to early childhood education, and made a promise to deliver full-day prekindergarten, but he did not say how much it would cost.

After the speech, Mr. de Blasio, who needs legislative approval for his proposed tax increase, praised the governor for presenting what he called “a progressive, proactive agenda for the future of our state,” and called the governor’s goal of expanding prekindergarten statewide “a fantastic statement.”

I mentioned a few weeks ago that de Blasio was excited about a meeting with The Idiot King where the progressive preschool push was talked about a lot.

It really is the linchpin of their ambitious agenda, one that aims to mold voters sympathetic to them before they’re even allowed to vote.

Progressives will trot out study after study to prove to you that your child will never learn to write his name without sticking the pen in his eye if you don’t get him to a preschool STAT. (One wonders how all of the scientists who got us to the moon were able to do so without the benefit of having gone to preschool.) It’s all garbage, of course, but it’s purposeful garbage. The sooner they can get your kids out of your hands and into those of a government employee who will say anything for a pension, the better.

And how do they get them there? Simple: continually make the tax burden on average parents so overwhelming that both have no choice but to work. Daycare too pricey you say? Hey-the governor just said he’s going to pay for preschool.

That’s how it is done.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Hmm, let's see, Pre-K...pre kindergarten. Wasn't the idea behind kindergarten to get children ready to start grade school? So, Pre-K is to get ready to get ready to start school? How dumb are kids today? I started first grade when I was five. I did not go to kindergarten. I and many of my classmates could already read and do simple arithmetic by the time we started. I don't remember who taught me to read but I do remember spending a lot of time in the corner store by my home reading all their comic books. :)
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Freedom of Thought is a terrible thing and they will stop it for as many lifetimes as they can.

"School helplessness" has long been shown to be well imbedded by 3rd grade. But look at those commercials running these days with kindergartners offering their free thinking opinions. Those kids are so free in their thoughts, anything is possible. The Progs must stop that for their lifetime.
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Already in many inner city schools, it costs more than $15,000 per pupil per year. Correct me if I am wrong, but $15 x 12 = $180,000. But wait, that assumes that every student finishes, which is far from the case especially for males. Digging further, less than 20% of these students are competent at grade level in all subjects at graduation. $180k / 0.20 = $900k

Why isn't anyone shocked that we are spending the better part of a million tax dollars to graduate a single competent student? We no longer have the luxury of entertaining liberals by giving in to their demands about how children should be educated. It is time for parents to be able to choose where to send their own children.

Moreover, there is plenty of economic research that tells us that our public UNdereducation system costs a student hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost lifetime earnings, not to mention in the aggregate hundreds of billions in lost GDP.


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If I remember right, wasn't it Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose insane teachings alongside his contemporaries led directly to the French Revolution, also the same guy who effectively founded early childhood education, if not modern education itself?
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Don't neglect the sop-to-the-teachers'-union aspect of this. Jobs, y'know, for the political bloc the Democrats have always favored.

I find myself wondering whether pre-K attendance will be made compulsory, once it's state-funded.
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