4/19: Funds for stellar pre-k

Moderated by Rick Badie

The National Institute for Early Education gave Georgia’s pre-kindergarten program a top rating for meeting 10 quality standards.

But there’s bad news, too: Our rating, the report warns, likely will drop next year.

Today, the director of the nonpartisan institute explains why, and I observe an energetic pre-k class at Akers Academy in Alpharetta.

5 comments Add your comment

SAWB

April 19th, 2012
11:26 am

“Good point. In my view, it’s akin to saying, “It’s okay to steal, as long as you don’t hurt anybody”.”

Yes, there is definitely an ethical issue at play here regarding holding people accountable for their actions.

Also, one of the benefits of education is that it provides opportunity to find a good job and reduces the likelihood that they will commit a crime. While this is an excellent point remember regardless of your education you need someone to actually provide you a job. Most companies have no desire to locate their facilities in areas with high crime rates.

Hillbilly D

April 19th, 2012
11:00 am

The thing to remember about non-violent offenders is these are the folks committing property crime which has a significant impact on our quality of life.

Good point. In my view, it’s akin to saying, “It’s okay to steal, as long as you don’t hurt anybody”.

SAWB

April 19th, 2012
10:13 am

Ok, I see the value in pre-K programs and believe we should find ways to continue funding the program. However, flinging open the prison doors is not the answer. The thing to remember about non-violent offenders is these are the folks committing property crime which has a significant impact on our quality of life.

Van Jones

April 19th, 2012
7:50 am

Amen David Hoffman! Preach it, brother!

David Hoffman

April 19th, 2012
12:04 am

We should have reformed the HOPE scholarship with mandatory ACT and SAT tests required before we gave scholarships to potential college students. There would be enough money for Pre-K without all the people who should not have gotten HOPE scholarships.