It’s pretty hard to turn universal pre-k into a bad thing. You can argue that it may be expensive to fund, but to say that children shouldn’t have access to a free education starting at 3-years-old is a stretch. Yet that is what is happening today in some Republican circles.

USA Today writes about President Biden’s plan:

Biden is proposing $200 billion to make free prekindergarten available to all three- and four-year-olds regardless of their families’ incomes. This would be made primarily through “partnerships” with states, but the federal government would seek to work directly with preschools in states that don’t participate.

The national pre-K expansion would benefit 5 million children and save the average family $13,000, according to the White House.

J.D. Vance, the author of “Hillbilly Elegy” is one of those who say this is “terrible for children.” Huh?

It seems Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) doesn’t want universal daycare because the Soviets had it.

The average family would reportedly save $13,000 a year with universal pre-k.


Who should we actually be listening to on this issue? Educators and parents. Teachers are understandably applauding universal pre-k.

Tamara Toby, an early childhood educator in Sacramento said, “all children should have access to a quality preschool program… this 3 and 4 age, they are sponges.” (Watch what else she said above from ABC Sacramento)