OD: GUEST VIEW: New preschool plan can boost pre-K, cut crime By ROBERT MACIOL, CHRISTOPHER FARBER and ALLEN RILEY
We’re talking about children as young as 4 years old who don’t have the opportunity to participate in high-quality preschool. As a result, many start school without the pre-literacy and pre-math skills that form the foundation for academic success, and with behavioral issues that make it difficult for them to interact well with other kids in the classroom. Many then struggle in the early grades and continue to fall behind and eventually drop out of school before turning to crime. . . . Participation in high-quality preschool puts kids on a different path. . . . [emphasis supplied]I don't know about you, but this does not sound like anything our sheriffs wrote . . . but I could be wrong. The language used sounds suspiciously similar to that in Congressman Hanna's announcement a few days ago.
But that is not the interesting part.
The sheriffs cite a slickly-produced report called "I'm The Guy You Pay Later" which makes the simple argument to pay for preschool education now or pay to incarcerate people later. The report comes from a group calling itself Fight Crime: Invest in Kids .
Who funds this "national, bipartisan, non-profit, anti-crime organization?"
"Major funding for Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is provided by: Alliance for Early Success • The California Education Policy Fund • The California Endowment • The California Wellness Foundation • Annie E. Casey Foundation • Robert Sterling Clark Foundation • Early Childhood Investment Corporation • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation • The Grable Foundation • Grand Victoria Foundation • The George Gund Foundation • Hagedorn Foundation • Irving Harris Foundation • Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation • W.K. Kellogg Foundation • The Kresge Foundation • McCormick Foundation • Ohio Children’s Foundation • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation • William Penn Foundation • The Pew Charitable Trusts • Pritzker Early Childhood Foundation • Rauch Foundation • Dr. Scholl Foundation • W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation."Of course, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation stands out because it is one of the key players behind the "Common Core." We are all just finding out how "well-researched" that was! This seems to be more of the same. How clever, though, to get local law enforcement behind extending federal control over our schools.
It's not about education or crime-prevention, folks. It's about cradle-to-grave federal control over your children. . . or should I say control by our national elites.
It's too bad that our local sheriffs seemed to have been sucked into this power play.