The Huffington Post, by David Kirp

Children’s advocates high-fived when President Obama called for “high quality preschool” for “every child in America” in his State of the Union Address. The details of the plan are considerably more complicated — for one thing, federal money would be used mainly for poor and working-class kids, though states would be encouraged to include middle-class youngsters as well; and for another, the proposal encompasses initiatives for infants and toddlers, like Early Head Start, as well as pre-k — but the hosanna to preschool wasn’t a throw-away line. …Read more