Saturday, December 10, 2005

You gotta see this!

Sorry I havn't posted for so long. December is a crazy month, especially since both my boys birthdays are this month in addition to Christmas! So don't expect too many posts until January.

That being said, I just had to share this link with you. Show your kids, they will LOVE it! Wonder if it's real? Here's what Snopes has to say about it, with some more links! (I'm sure this works best with a high speed connection.)

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 02, 2005

More on universal preschool

Research Disputes Benefits of Early Education
Take the time to read the whole article (pdf). It is very well written, one of the best and most comprehensive I've seen on this topic. One statement from this article expresses precisely my feeling on the subject:

"Fundamentally, the preschool and kindergarten debate is not about the effectiveness or expense of the programs. At heart is the question of in whose hands the responsibility for young children should rest. On that question, plans to entrench the state further into early education cannot be squared with a free society that cherishes the primacy of the family over the state."

I guess I've found my raison d'etre for social activism!