OBAMA BYPASSES CONGRESS AGAIN TO FUND UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL…(The New Soviet?…YEP!)
by DR. SUSAN BERRY
14 Aug 2013
States are receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in “discretionary spending,” to fund universal preschool, Barack Obama’s new pet project. Caitlin Emma at Politico writes that the states are receiving the cash even though “Congress hasn’t seriously considered paying for President Barack Obama’s universal preschool proposal.”
Race to the Top early learning grants and ObamaCare funds are providing the assistance to states to implement preschool and early childcare programs.
Obama’s plan has come together fairly easily. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Arne Duncan has been visiting states to stump for universal preschool, while back in Washington the Obama administration has already hired a new director for its Office of Early Learning. Jacqueline Jones came on board to head the effort in November of 2011.
“Establishing an early learning office reinforces this administration’s unwavering effort and determination to address the essential needs of our youngest learners,” Jones said in a press release.