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Schools: All-Day Pre-K A Great Idea, If Funded

Districts Agree They Cannot Take On Another Bill

January 19, 2014

A lingering issue from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2013 State of the State address has returned in the way of a statewide state-funded full-day universal prekindergarten program....

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Jan-22-14 8:43 AM

I just love paying the state to babysit someone's children so they (parents) can work or play. If you can't afford childcare.....don't have a child!

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Jan-21-14 10:17 AM

Conservative1212: I attended a Christian school myself and it is always on my mind. Believe, my children's education will continues once they get home each day after school.

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Jan-21-14 8:50 AM

The gov't wants to control your children. And to teach them only what they want them to know and thnk. It's really bad in this country. You really need to send your children to Christian school or homeschool. Otherwise they are taught Common Core and that program is NOT good.

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Jan-21-14 7:53 AM

I have 2 children who are not yet at the age of Pre-K and one who has started school. Due to their birthdays the state says that if we want them enrolled in Pre-K they have to start before we want them to. They will be too young in our opinion but we have immediately lost control of our child's education. We are fighting the state on this. Now you think they can handle being there all day? Stupid! They are too young and it will be nothing more than babysitting. I am in education and this is moronic!! Some Superintendents need to get back into the classroom to remember some important keys to education.

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Jan-20-14 2:35 PM

Agree with Carla. Do not use the school to raise your children. They need time for being with Mom and naps. Too young to spend all day.

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Jan-20-14 11:11 AM

I love how many early childhood educators were interviewed for this article. No one has asked it this is pedagogically sound for our children, just if we could fund it. A full day of school can be very difficult for many kindergarteners; for a young 4 year old this will be an exceedingly long day. But don't worry, little Johnny will be ready for his state test!

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Jan-20-14 7:33 AM

There are some pre-k's that go to school until 1 and others that go to school until 2 already. The teachers and paras are paid for a full day and the children get breakfast and lunches. What does 1 or 2 more hours a day cost. The buildings are already in use for the whole day.

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Jan-20-14 2:21 AM

It's the old "cradle to the grave" Soviet Union method of education. How did that work out for them? Children need families not the State. It doesn't matter how much money taxpayers continue to throw at this problem, without stable caring families it won't make a difference. Your parents are your first and most important teachers.

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