Because of the sequester or the deficit or WHATEVER, the feds are cutting funding to the “Head Start” program. Ostensibly Head Start is preschool for poor kids.
Except in reality, it’s just plain old daycare.
The words matter here, people. This INCENSES me. Calling it preschool for one thing allows people to feel better about outsourcing the business of raising their kids, and for another thing makes it so that the left can say with veracity that Republicans don’t care about kids.
Calling it preschool masks what it really is, which is a place where a kid is kept fed and dry and safe, but not necessarily loved or engaged with.
Now what REALLY incenses me is that poor kids – those who the program is designed for – stand to lose the most from spending their days cooped in glorified baby-jail. And even if Head Start were educationally instructive, seeing as its overseen by the government it wouldn’t be worth a damn. Which makes it not unlike the other government-run daycare we call the school system.