Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Cops Lie About Pre-K Programs

Here in San Antonio TX, our grease head mayor and Barack Obama keister kisser Julian Castro bamboozled the citizens into voting for taxes to pay for a pre-K program to benefit the have-nots. The guy probably used a report submitted by the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a national advocacy organization consisting of over 5,000 police officers, sheriffs, and prosecutors to push his plan.

The problem is the report...it is faulty. Grover Whitehurst, director of the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institute, believes it is faulty. Whitehurst emailed The Daily Caller with the following rebuttal, “The evidence on the impact of early childhood programs on crime is decidedly mixed.”

Whitehurst continued, “The study of the Chicago Child-Parent Program, which is primary resource used for the estimates in the Fight Crime report, is seriously flawed in that there is no reason to believe that the treatment and control group were similar to begin with.”

Head Start, the federal pre-K program, also submitted a report. The information was compiled by the Department of Health and Human Services. The report found very little social and academic benefits to kids enrolled in pre-K. Preschool kids often did graduate ahead of other kids but, by fourth grade their advantage disappeared.

Read more at...Flawed Pre-K data.